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A website belonging to security expert Kevin Mitnick was compromised after hackers managed to access a domain name server maintained by the site's webhost and redirect visitors to pages that displayed pornographic images. It was the second time in the past few years that a security lapse at has allowed hackers …


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  1. darrin allen

    mitnick books

    I read Mitnick "Art of intrustion book"

    I hope he writes another in the future.

  2. James Woods


    What's a matter, superhacker can't protect his sites? What a shame.

    Don't you hate it when the robbers get robbed? :)

  3. jake Silver badge


    Mitnick's always been a script kid. Why anyone pays any attention to him is beyond me. Most computer and Internet savvy folks could do what he did back in the day ... the difference is that the rest of us have something resembling scruples.

  4. Anonymous Coward


    Ive read the "Art of Deception" book. Its a good read. But Mitnick was a Social Engineerer. Not a "hacker" (cracker)

    He doesnt know anything about todays security.

  5. Rick 4

    @ James

    He didn't get hacked the company hosting his site got hacked. Might want to re-read the story.

  6. Anonymous Coward

    Free Mitnick!!!11!!one!!

    Had to be said, soz.

  7. Bob Hoskins

    @mitnick books

    Looks like you got your wish:

  8. Bob Hoskins

    This message is still on the front page.

    "Great Success !

    Apache is working on your cPanel® and WHM™ Server"


  9. Anonymous Coward


    Of FFS Mitnick - how lame can you get. Host your own flamin' DNS, its not exactly difficult. Theres no point securing your own site and then hand a critical piece of your infrastructure over to someone else to deal with.

  10. Anonymous Coward

    @AC 30-06-2009 13:01

    Of course there is. From the titles on Mitnick's books it is obvious he is consulting on the HUMAN element of security, not the TECHNICAL element, and as we all know, the human element is always the weakest link. So, if you aren't technically inclined on security, you farm that out to an expert who is supposed to be technically inclined, and you blame the FAIL on them, then switch providers. What's not to like?

  11. WhatWasThat?

    Court Order

    I can't blame Mitnick for not securing his own website or for farming out tasks to, um, the people he pays to do the job... according to his sentencing, if he attempts to use a computer (let alone secure it), he is in violation of his agreement with the DoJ... which under Patriot Act II, is treason.

    "I hit the power button to turn it off, that's all!" - "Sorry, sir. Have to shoot you anyway. Rules and all that, eh?"... Bang.... Oops.

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