[NetBehaviour] Hackers attack Large Hadron Collider.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sat Sep 13 12:59:43 CEST 2008

Hackers attack Large Hadron Collider.

By Roger Highfield, Science Editor/Telegraph.

Hackers have mounted an attack on the Large Hadron Collider, raising 
concerns about the security of the biggest experiment in the world as it 
passes an important new milestone.

The scientists behind the ?4.4bn atom smasher had already received 
threatening emails and been besieged by telephone calls from worried 
members of the public concerned by speculation that the machine could 
trigger a black hole to swallow the earth, or earthquakes and tsunamis, 
despite endless reassurances to the contrary from the likes of Prof 
Stephen Hawking.

Now it has emerged that, as the first particles were circulating in the 
machine near Geneva, a Greek group had hacked into the facility and 
displayed a page with the headline "GST: Greek Security Team."

The people responsible signed off: "We are 2600 - dont mess with us. (sic)"

The website - cmsmon.cern.ch - can no longer be accessed by the public 
as a result of the attack.


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