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The FT Conferences Web site was defaced overnight by mischievous crackers promoting a Russian DJ.

Defacement archive Zone-H reports that hackers broke in using a mistake in the Web site's configuration to post pictures of Vasya Strelnkikov, a famous Russian DJ. The defacement, which carries a note for the site's administrator saying no files were changed plus the name of the supposed attacker, can be seen here.

The hacker told Zone-H he'd carried out the defacement "just for fun". We doubt the FT would see the defacement in quite the same light.

The FT conference Web site is now back up and running. So the attack was only a minor inconvenience which only illustrates that many high profile Web sites continue to be vulnerable to Web vandals and pranksters.

FT Conferences.com runs on an Apache Web server running on a Linux platform, Netcraft reports. ®

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