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February 11, 2000


The Top 15 Signs Your Website Was Hacked by Dumb Guys


    1. They brag about stealing all the software off your site, www.freeware.com.

    2. "Feedback on my hacking? E-mail me at the address below."

    3. The end of their political message reads, "This hack best viewed with Internet Explorer 4.0 or above."

    4. HTML-impaired vandals resort to TP'ing your server.

    5. After hacking in, improved security so much they felt compelled to turn themselves in.

    6. Their lone devious act of "vandalism" was to correct all your spelling errors.

    7. When eBay comes back online, the entire auction consists of a bunch of Dungeons and Dragons crap being sold by four geeks in Poughkeepsie.

    8. "GREG W. BUSH FOR PRESIDENT! GREG W. BUSH FOR PRESIDENT!"

    9. The KKK logo they left uses white letters on a white background.

    10. Pamela Lee has clothes on now.

    11. "pHaNtOm" tried to disable your retail website by using his American Express platinum card to purchase your entire inventory.

    12. Today's topic looks a wee bit suspicious: "DA ToP5 R33ZUNZ Y DA S1LV3R SURF3R PoSS3 RooLZ!!!!!"

    13. Someone broke into your credit card database and stole 400,000 middle initials.

    14. Hacked into www.Playboy.com just to read the articles.

      and the Number 1 Sign Your Website Was Hacked by Dumb Guys...

    15. Calls himself "Dr. Evil" and demands that he will unleash an attack on the entire world and bring the internet to a screeching halt unless he receives "$100, in small bills."

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Selected from 107 submissions from 44 contributors.
Today's Top Five List authors were:


  • Scott Sistek, Seattle, WA -- 1 (3rd #1) Email
  • Steve Hurd, Oakland, CA -- 2 Hall of Famer
  • Dave George, Arlington, VA -- 3 Email / Website
  • Curtis Matthews, Kennesaw, GA -- 4, 15 Email
  • Jeffrey Anbinder, Ithaca, NY -- 5 Email / Website
  • Brian Berry, Napoleon, OH -- 5 Email
  • Mark Weiss, Austin, TX -- 5
  • Sue Prifogle Otte, Rushville, IN -- 6 Email
  • Jeff Johnson, Cupertino, CA -- 7 Email
  • Jonathan D. Colan, Miami, FL -- 8, Topic Email / Hall of Famer
  • Chris Jones, Snellville, GA -- 9 Email / Website
  • Brian Jones, Atlanta, GA -- 10, Runner Up list name Email
  • Wade Kwon, Birmingham, AL -- 10 Email / Website
  • Ann Bartow, Dayton, OH -- 11
  • Mitch Patterson, Atlanta, GA -- 12 Email / Website
  • Mark Niebuhr, Minneapolis, MN -- 13
  • Jeff Scherer, Brooklyn, NY -- 14 Email
  • Peter Rogers, Boston, MA -- Banner Tag
  • Steven Bevier, Grand Rapids, MI -- Honorable Mention list name
  • Tristan Fabriani, Passaic, NJ -- List moderator
  • Chris White, New York, NY -- List owner/editor Email / Hall of Famer
  • Radiohead, Oxford, England -- Ambience   (explanation)

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