Hackers attack C-SPAN Web site

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Hackers attack C-SPAN Web site

Hackers vandalized the Internet site of the C-SPAN cable network Sunday, replacing its Web page with a bizarre note that included lyrics from a punk rock band.

The hackers, calling themselves “United Loan Gunmen”, also claimed responsibility for the recent defacement of ABC’s Web site.

The C-SPAN Web site was temporarily replaced with a black page carrying the logo for the hacker group. It also included lyrics from a song by the punk band, Dead Kennedys, that purports to be a conversation between a U.S. government official and the leader of a Middle Eastern country.

The defacement was first reported on a Web site, Attrition.Org, which tracks hacking efforts on the Internet.

The full story is available at www.nytimes.com.