A nonprofit gun-control group had its Web site defaced and hijacked by a pro-gun hacker, the Associated Press reported on June 20.
On Monday, visitors to the Violence Policy Center Web site were greeted with pictures of bombs, a skull and crossbones, and obscenities. In addition, all e-mail to the Web site was rerouted to the hacker.
VPC reported the incident to the FBI. Restoration of a hacked Web site address usually takes 12 to 24 hours, according to Brian O’ Shaughnessy, a spokesman for Network Solutions, which was still working to restore the Web site on Wednesday.
The hacker used the anonymous Yahoo! mail service, but an e-mail was tracked to a computer at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
B.K. DeLong, a staff member at Attrition.org, which logs Web defacements, said the culprit is likely to be at the university.
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