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Oil price protesters deface OPEC site

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has been attacked online by crackers who have defaced its Web site in protest of spiralling international crude oil prices. The cracker responsible for the attack -- Fluxnyne -- defaced the site in order to draw attention to the worsening situation which has left three quarters of the UK's petrol stations dry.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has been attacked online by crackers who have defaced its Web site in protest of spiralling international crude oil prices. The cracker responsible for the attack -- Fluxnyne -- defaced the site in order to draw attention to the worsening situation which has left three quarters of the UK's petrol stations dry. His message: "I think I speak for everyone out there [the entire planet], when I say you guys need to get your collective asses in gear with the price of crude." Full story. -- Will Knight, ZDNet UK

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