A number of UK government Web sites were attacked and defaced this week by a cracker protesting against smoking cigarettes.
The cracker, who calls himself "Herbless", hit nine departmental and local government Web sites, replacing content with a page quoting statistics concerning the of the dangers of smoking.
"Cigarettes, fags, tabs, ciggies... whatever you call them. In Britain a person dies from a smoking related disease every five minutes," the page reads. "The government needs to stop its hypocrisy and admit that they are in it for the money."
The sites defaced were: www.ali.gov.uk, www.clevelandway.gov.uk, www.gist.gov.uk, www.tsc.gov.uk, www.woldsway.gov.uk, www.dumgal.gov.uk, www.sheffield.gov.uk, www.binfield.gov.uk, www.swindon.gov.uk.
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