Hackers attack newspaper sites

Hackers attacked the Web sites of several New England Newspapers Inc. weekly publications Wednesday, inserting obscenities and causing an e mail server to crash.

A server belonging to Green Mountain Media, which hosts 38 Web sites, including Berk shireForums.com a new discussion board run by The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Mass., the North Adams Transcript and The Advocate, both in North Adams, Mass., the Vermont Observer, and various Vermont weekly publications, was hacked by a "searchbot," an automated software program that looks for vulnerabilities and takes advantage of them. Berkshire Eagle Online - Hackers attack newspaper sites

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