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13 items on a menu at Keyword "GameWiz" have been returning that message since Thursday. The main welcome screen coyly announces...

This area is under some construction. :)

But the truth is far more damning. For the third time since April, GameWiz lost control of their area. Entire file libraries were deleted, and replaced with taunting messages from the attackers.

Needs: better security :)

Since April, a string of attacks on AOL content areas has resulted in unauthorized text replacing AOL's own -- but in June, a new kind of attack took place. The "Fantasy Library" of AOL's Fantasy Fiction Realm found every single one of its files replaced with hacking text files -- or even pieces of hacking software!

Adding poignancy to Friday's attack: GameWiz had less than a week remaining on AOL. Users accessing keyword "GameWiz" first discover a warning that "On November 1, 1997, Doctor Gamewiz will be leaving America Online.... Doctor Gamewiz will be missed, and we wish them the best of luck."

But AOL's wishes of "Best Luck" didn't protect GameWiz from the attack...

Other Recent Hacks

The Hub (3/31/97)
GameWiz (4/4/97)
GameWiz (Again!)(4/25/97)
FTP sites of several AOL employees (4/26/97 through 4/28/97)
The New York Times (4/29/97)
AOL Glossary (5/9/97 through 5/23/97)
Stats Store (5/17/97 through 5/19/97)
Thrive (6/12/97 through 6/13/97)
Kids Kicks (6/19/97 through....)
Fantasy Realm 6/23/97 through....)
Academic Assistance Center 6/29/97)
Spin magazine(8/10/97)
Digital Cities San Diego(8/16/97)
Business Week(9/18/97)
Geraldo Rivera(10/3/97 through 10/4/97)
Jewish Community
ABC KidZine
Steve Case's Update
Lifestyles channel
AOL Live
PC Hardware forum
GameWiz (third time)
(10/28 through...)

In addition, hackers hit AOL's Court TV area last November.