Footy fight site hit by white hat hackers
Are the police secretly supporting the illegal activities of anti-violence site busters?
A group of "white knight" hackers who trashed a Web site used to organise soccer violence appears to have failed in its quest to clean up the game. Soccer thug Paul Dodd's Web site was trounced on Friday rendering its message board completely useless, according to the Daily Star. The message board is used to post details about fights between rival soccer fans, most notably, the clash between hooligans from Millwall and Cardiff who clashed on the first day of the season. "WE GAG WEB HATE SOCCER THUGS," the tabloid bragged on its front page. One of the hackers even phoned up the Star to tell the rag about what they had done. "Once we had infiltrated the Web site we scrambled it," he said. "There is no way anyone can post a message calling fans to do battle any more. It is a dead site." If that's the case, then there's been a Web miracle. Today, Dodd's site is fit as a flea and shows little sign of being "scrambled". In fact, it appears brimful with the bloodletting reports from the weekend's fixtures. Even if the site had the living daylights kicked out of it, it wouldn't have taken a genius to set up another fight forum. The problem would simply be moved on. Unfortunately, the boys in blue -- that's not Chelsea, by the way, but the police -- are sitting on the touchline doing sweet FA. The Star reported that secretly, the police have endorsed the illegal actions of the hackers. For some reason, the authorities are unable to crack down on the site -- and the people behind it. ® See also Soccer thugs wield Web as a weapon