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Re: NY times appears to have had a rough morning..
- From: Hank Nussbacher
- Date: Mon Sep 14 02:31:07 1998
On Sun, 13 Sep 1998, Derek Balling wrote:
For HFG always check document source for previous hacked sites and their
"hidden" agenda. Also it gives a clue that they are not 15 year old high
school kids as their CAPs and number/character alterations attempt to
> What I think you missed is that shortly after I received this post (and
> looked at the NYTimes web site) they corrected the problem which caused the
> original post.
> www.nytimes.com got hacked. If you missed it, and feel the urge to check it
> out, I made a mirror of it at http://www.megacity.org/hacked_nytimes/ ... I
> don't plan to keep it more than a few days I suspect (I'm not one of those
> hacked-website collectors like some places *grin*), but I kept it for
> posterity of those who might want to check it out.
> At 10:50 AM 9/13/98 -0500, Phil Howard wrote:
> >Richard Irving wrote:
> >> Hrmm.. This sunday am I logged into www.nytimes.com,
> >> and got an unusual front page. Someone may want to take
> >> a look......
> >Looks like the classicalunderconfigured/overloaded server to me. They were
> >probably running with not much spare capacity before, or didn't configure the
> >correct number of listening processes (or enough RAM to handle them).
> >Possibly a SYN attack. But on this date, more likely a demand "attack".
> >This is not unusual when you consider the total capacity is ultimately
> >determined by the suits.
> >FYI, I had no trouble pulling it from icreport.loc.gov. I got it in the
> >evening, which would have been the 2nd demand curve for the day. So server
> >capacity there was enough to deliver it in that probably broader hump. But
> >maybe the masses, who normally go checking news sites and wouldn't recognize
> >a .gov site as even being an Internet thing, were clobbering places like
> >www.nytimes.com. Even www.cnn.com seemed kinda slow to me.
> >Phil Howard | email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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