By John Leyden
6th September 2010
Symantec has belatedly secured its laughable HackIsWack competition
The site - a collaboration between the security software firm and rapper
Snoop Dogg - is designed to raise awareness about malware and identity
theft by providing a forum for a user-generated cybercrime-themed rap
competition. The site had a slow start, and currently boasts an
underwhelming 22 videos.
Reg commentards have described the campaign as the most comically inept
since the Don't Copy that Floppy anti-piracy screed of the 1990s, an
earlier rap music meets security multi-purpose fail.
Even more embarrassingly the security giant went live with a branded
site that was riddled with security holes, including a cross-site
scripting flaw that amusingly lent itself to a rickrolling attack. In a
statement issued over the weekend, Symantec acknowledged the problems,
which it said were now resolved.
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