Once is unlucky, twice is careless...
AOL has admitted its ICQ instant messaging servers have been hacked for the second time in five months.
ICQ users were greeted with a taunting message to systems administrators from hackers as they tried to access one of the community pages at www.icq.com on Monday.
The home page was defaced by a hacking group calling itself Silver Lords and in a separate incident was attacked by Men In Hack (MiH) which added a different defaced page to the same server.
According to reports, AOL said the electronic defacement vulnerability was quickly patched and no user data was compromised.
A group called 'InSaNiTy ZiNe c0rp' previously defaced the ICQ interest groups site in February of this year.
The free, peer-to-peer instant messaging software ICQ ("I Seek You") was launched in 1996 by Mirabilis, and bought by AOL in 1998.