USA Today swats hack attack – but not entirely

Er, you missed a bit...

USA Today experienced a hacker attack last night, which took it out of service for three hours. The pub manfully 'fesses up in a front page piece here, wherein it says normal service resumed around 2am US Eastern Time.

Um, up to a point, people. Unless the stolid scribes from AP have been smoking something, there currently remain at least two intruder-mangled stories on the site. One is what The Reg might class as a minor Flame of the Week (targets, Islam and France), with what appears to be a sig for the perpetrator attached. "The source of the intrusion was not immediately determined," says USA Today, but there's a clue for your IT gumshoes.

The other one you'll find here if you're quick, but as it'll no doubt be gone fairly swiftly, it reads as follows:

9th ciruit court at it again

California (AP) — This week the 9th circuit court has handed down another convtroversial judgement ruling that the shape of the Pentegon was unconstitutional due to its obvious similarities to the Star of David a religious symbol of Judism. Shape to be changed to rhombus.

Copyright 2002 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sponsored: 10 ways wire data helps conquer IT complexity