By JESSICA BLANCHARD
July 15, 2008
The state teachers union got an unwanted lesson in Internet security
recently when a Turkish hacker temporarily replaced its main Web page
with a picture of the Turkish flag.
Weeks after the attack, the Washington Education Association's home page
has been fixed, but much of the content still isn't accessible. An item
there reads, "Hackers 1, WEA 0," and links to another page explaining
The attack also shut down the Web sites of several local teachers union
affiliates, including Seattle's.
It appears that the union was the victim of a hacker who broke into and
took control of hundreds of sites simultaneously in June, union
spokesman Rich Wood said Tuesday.
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