By Tim Wilson
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
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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