Sports Network hit by drive-by Chinese hack

Summary:Poor SportsNetwork, a privately owned Hatboro, PA sports site. Chinese hackers brought the site down possibly thinking it was owned by CNN, which is targeted for attacks.

Poor SportsNetwork, a privately owned Hatboro, PA sports site. Chinese hackers brought the site down possibly thinking it was owned by CNN, which is targeted for attacks.

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The poor folks at SportsNetwork (right) have the following posted after a denial of service drive by attack (Techmeme):

The Sports Network website and other major news sites have been hacked by a political entity from China, and as a result are temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to be back up and running as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sports Network Management

Christine Lu has the image of the defaced Sports Network site, which was covered with a Tibet vs. China rant. TechCrunch's Michael Arrington noted that Twitter boasting indicates that the hackers may have thought they were bringing down CNN's sports channel. In reality, the hackers wiped out an innocent bystander.

Topics: Networking, Browser, China, Security, Software Development

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