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The drudgereport has disappeared Drudge Report Curious

-- jason (jason@home.now), September 13, 1999


Your link works. It takes a long time to load with the graphics of Floyd on the front page.

-- Mike Lang (webflier@erols.com), September 13, 1999.

The Drudge Report was seriously hacked earlier this evening. Unless that was a joke. Anyway it's been difficult to get into.

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), September 13, 1999.

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9/13/99 -- 11:31 PM

Hackers vandalize Web site run by Internet gossip Drudge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hackers who earlier claimed responsibility for computer attacks against ABC and C-SPAN vandalized the Web site run by Internet gossip columnist Matt Drudge late Monday.

The group, calling itself ``United Loan Gunmen,'' replaced Drudge's main page with a message saying they ``take control of Mike (sic) Drudge's data stockyard to once again show the world that this is the realm of the hacker.''

Drudge could not be reached immediately for comment.

Although such electronic attacks aren't unusual, it was remarkable for a little-known hacker group to have claimed responsibility for raids on three remarkably high-profile Web sites over a period of weeks.

The ``ULG'' group also had claimed responsibility for the defacement of the Internet site for ABC just weeks ago and for an attack at C-SPAN one week ago.

It's believed to be relatively newly formed, and its only previously known attacks have been the ones against C-SPAN and ABC.

The vandalism of Drudge's Web site comes during a period of stepped-up prosecution of hackers by federal authorities.

The Justice Department weeks ago arrested Chad Davis, 19, of Green Bay, Wis., on charges that he vandalized the Army's Internet site.

And a colleague of Davis', Eric Burns, pleaded guilty recently in federal court in Virginia to charges that he vandalized a spate of Web pages and told others earlier this summer how to attack the Internet site run by the White House. Burns' sentencing was set for Nov. 19.

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), September 13, 1999.

Works fine now. Was just there.

-- ET (bneville@zebra.net), September 14, 1999.


-- Go Get'em Hackers (thehackers.@drudgestinks.com), September 14, 1999.

ULG, huh? More like CFPWMAO (Coalition For Politicians With Mistress' Against Outing) LOL!

-- Gia (laureltree7@hotmail.com), September 14, 1999.

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