On Mon, 11 Jun 2001, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> I guess it's old news to you all,
> but there's a notice on http://search.cpan.org
> to the effect that it has been hacked.
> I use this a lot.
> What IS the mentality of idiots who attack community sites
> like this?

maybe it was just a script kiddie .. maybe it was a worm.

there have ben a couple of worms crawling around that basically infect
your host, delete a variety of files, put up there own hacked index page,
try and spread. its all pretty automatic and rapid, especially with
decent connectivity.

keep up to date with those security advisiories girls, and as leisure
suit larry always used to say 'save early, save often' ;)

Robin Szemeti                       
Redpoint Consulting Limited
Real Solutions For A Virtual World 

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