[NetBehaviour] Hackers attack Large Hadron Collider.
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
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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