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Three Indicted For Comcast Site Hack




Three Indicted For Comcast Site Hack
Three Indicted For Comcast Site Hack



http://www.darkreading.com/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=221900520 

By Tim Wilson
DarkReading
Nov 20, 2009

Three alleged hackers this week were indicted for a 2008 attack that 
redirected traffic from the Comcast Website to a prank page.

Christopher Allen Lewis, 19, and James Robert Black Jr., 20, are accused 
of being the hackers "EBK" and "Defiant," who hijacked the Comcast 
domain in May of last year, according to news reports. The prank took 
down the cable giant's homepage and Web mail service for more than five 
hours and allegedly cost the company more than $128,000.

Michael Paul Nebel, 27, is also charged with being part of the hacker 
gang, which called itself "Kryogeniks."

Visitors to Comcast.net were redirected to a simple page reading 
"KRYOGENIKS EBK and DEFIANT RoXed COMCAST sHouTz To VIRUS Warlock elul21 
coll1er seven."

As described in the indictment, the hackers got control of the domain 
with two phone calls, and an email was sent to the company's domain 
registrar, Network Solutions, from a hacked Comcast email account.

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