October 28, 1998 11:30 AM PST
Hacking site gets hacked
The hack, preserved here, occurred this morning at 5:12 a.m. PT, according to Rootshell. Administrators took the site down after discovering the attack at 6 a.m. PT. The site was restored two hours later.
"Steps have been taken to prevent re-entry, and full details are now being turned over to law enforcement for what we hope will turn into arrests," Rootshell administrator Kit Knox said this morning in a statement.
Knox later said that the matter had been turned over to the FBI.
The attacker replaced the Rootshell.com front page with a rambling screed peppered with profanity as well as references to groups and luminaries in the hacking world, including imprisoned hacker and perennial cause célèbre Kevin Mitnick.
The attacker also threatened to hit another hacking news site, AntiOnline.
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