Last night hackers broke into NetNoir and vandalized several pages, as well as added some of their own artwork. Attached is a screen shot of the main page. Also, an 'editorial' signed by a hacker who goes by 'Spin' was posted on the page. Actually, I found it to be quite insightful, even though it came from a vandal. I copied and pasted it to this letter. It was written exactly as follows..
Where are all the white people?
Organizations like NetNoir are the reason that there is so much racism going on in our world today. There are several groups and organizations that exist to shelter certain ethnic groups. Groups like these are generated behind, and rooted in the deeply seated feelings of oppression and discrimination, and appear to be serving a good purpose. In actuality they are merely practicing segregation, in an organized fashion. These groups include organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and Black Entertainment Television (BET). There is even an entire month dedicated to African History.
Suppose there was the National Association for the Advancement of White People, or White Entertainment Television, or a month dedicated to Caucasian history, or even an AOL keyword centering around WHITE culture? If any of these were to exist, then there would surely be outrages of people crying "RACISM." This is how society is hypocritical when it comes to issues of race.
This is my opinion, I may be wrong.
Click the image to see the original text.
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) MoneyWhiz (9/27/97) Geraldo Rivera (10/3/97 through 10/4/97) Jewish Community (10/11) ABC KidZine (10/11) Steve Case's Update (10/11) OnQ / GLCF (10/11) Lifestyles channel (10/11) Reebok (10/11) AOL Live (10/11) PC Hardware forum (10/26) Extreme Fans (10/28) NetNoir (12/9)
In addition, hackers hit AOL's Court TV area last November.