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Leading hardware site Anandtech has been defaced, apparently by the same group that also sprayed tasteless graffiti on Gateway's site in an earlier attack.

Anandtech defacement - click for full size imageInstead of hardware reviews, visitors to Anandtech have been treated to the lyrics of a song about hacking, which was put up on the site by The-Rev and Splurge of the group the "sm0ked Crew".

At the time of writing the defacement was still visible on the site, and will doubtless be mirrored on sites like Attrition after the page is repaired.

In part the song, which would take longer than Bohemian Rhapsody to perform judging by its length, reads: " I don't do black music, I don't do white music. I make fight music, for high school kids. I put jobs at risk when I hack like this {*tires screech*}. I put narks at risk when I flow like this (AHHH!!). Shit, you probably think I'm hacking your website now. I'm in aol's system with your info right now, with you phone # which I'm giving out."

The defacement also includes the obligatory greetings to other crackers and profanities that typically accompany such attacks.

According to Netcraft, Anandtech runs Microsoft IIS/5.0 web server on a Windows 2000 platform. ®

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