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Rival hackers are duking it out on the site of Matrix actor Harry Lennix.

Lennix, who played Commander Lock in the second two films of the Matrix trilogy and more recently played Boyd in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, maintains the site harrylennix.com. The site was defaced last week, and just a few days later was sprayed with digital graffiti by another rascal.

The second hacker posted claims that the first (SnazzyG) had bought access to the compromised site without actually doing any hacking.

"It appears Defacer A didn’t deface anything – merely purchased (or attempted to purchase) the already compromised site from Defacer B, then went on to brag about how they’d hijacked a 'famous actor'," explains Chris Boyd, a security consultant at Sunbelt Software.

"Cue Defacer B reclaiming their territory and making sure everybody knew about it at the same time."

The site remains defaced at the time of writing on Thursday afternoon. "The host has been notified, but for now we’ll just have to ponder the irony of a defacement involving an actor whose character never believed in the ability of a man who could hack reality," Boyd adds.

A write up of the defacement, along with screenshots, can be found in a blog posting by Boyd (the real one) here. ®

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