Dawkins' website forum hacked to send spam
God! What a nuisance
A website forum run by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins was compromised on Monday.
Cybercrooks hacked into the forum to send members an invite to sign up to a warez site. A message on RichardDawkins.net confirms the hack and adds that site admins are working to restore the forum to normal. By Tuesday morning the forum was back, and apparently fighting fit.
It's unclear what personal information was accessed during the attack, much less how it was carried out. Rik Ferguson, a security consultant at Trend Micro, quips the the attack is proof there's no “Intelligent Design” on Dawkins' forum.
Dawkins is noted for his no-holds-barred criticism of religion, which he describes as a delusion, and championing humanist and atheist views. The forum on the site boasts 68,083 members.
Ferguson's write-up of the attack, including screenshots, can be found here. ®
The joke tag that was missing from above. :(
@"God moves in mysterious ways" etc
I was going to say that it's nice that He took time out from His busy schedule to answer the prayers of all those people living in poverty and unhappiness (I'm sure they'll all be incredibly happy to know that their wishes to see Dawkin's forum offline have been granted), but then realised I'd probably be feeding the trolls :(
Is that the best your god can come up with to express its dissatisfaction with Dawkins and his rationalist ilk?