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eweek.com: Netscape.com Hacked by Digg Fans
Jul 27 2006 06:10PM
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
Netscape.com Hacked by Digg Fans
By Ryan Naraine
July 26, 2006
The ongoing Digg versus Netscape spat has apparently escalated into a
hacking attack against America Online's Netscape.com social media Web site.
Virus researchers at Finnish security vendor F-Secure discovered the
Netscape.com hack during research work around cross-site scripting
vulnerabilities on social networking sites and said the attack was obviously
the work of Digg fans.
Netscape.com, which was relaunched in June 2006 as a hybrid news site
combining editor-driven news and user-submitted stories, has been panned as
a blatant rip-off of Digg, the social news site that popularized the concept
of swarms of users voting on the value of news articles.
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