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Monday, March 10, 2008

Russian Big Pharma Mafia Strikes Again

posted by on March 10 at 11:00 AM

Maud Newton’s website was taken over this past weekend by a Russian pharmaceuticals company. Another website of Newton’s, Miamistories.com, was hijacked and had this ransom note pasted on it:

Yes, Im bitch. Fuck me with big penis!. You must give us site miamistories.com else we are delete your blog.

I’d heard that the Internet was a lawless, wild-westy place, but I didn’t believe it until now.


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1

I hope she back up her blog.

Posted by brappy | March 10, 2008 12:51 PM
2

I find it amusing that this particular post is free of the usual Slog vitriol.

Posted by Morgan | March 10, 2008 1:07 PM
3

Yeah, hackers have been hijacking sites for years. Someone could hijack the Stranger site right now if they really wanted to.

I'm not a web developer so I don't know the remedy to re-commandeering your website, but I'm sure there is a solution.

Posted by Gomez | March 10, 2008 1:18 PM
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I'm pretty sure that if you have physical access to your server hardware, you can fix this.

Posted by Greg | March 10, 2008 4:40 PM

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