This image contains hyperlinks to screen-shots of the hacker-created content.Hackers have struck again...
Since early April, hackers have modified AOL's content areas at least nine separate times.The Hub (3/31/97)
the 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....)
In addition, hackers hit AOL's Court TV area last November.
It seems to be taking AOL longer to correct the problems...
Hours after the hack on AOL's "Thrive" area was reported on The AOL List, AOL's Vice President of Integrity Assurance, Tatiana Gau, issued a desparate plea to content partners not to talk to the media in the event that their area is hacked. An embarrassing story in the New York Times and MSNBC provided the only major media coverage -- but the regular updates on the on-line mailing list had kept the incidents in the eye of AOL's content providers.
But less than a week after Gau assured content providers of AOL's "zero tolerance policy" towards hackers, a Washington D.C.-based soccer league -- just a few miles from AOL headquarters in Dulles, Virginia -- found its content area displaying pages and pages of hacker-created content. Unlike the previous hacks, hacked titles on the menus and icons actually led to areas created or modified by the hackers.
Their page remained on-line for hours Thursday morning -- and when AOL discovered it, they replaced it with an "Under Construction" icon. For the next three days, it advised users to "check again in a few moments."
Clicking on the icons or hacked menu items should pull up corresponding screen-shots as they appeared on AOL June 19.
(The "Soccer Sucks" screen-shot will also have clickable links.)