Puerto Rican AOL.com Defaced By Hacker

AOL Defacement

From Zone-H, an IT news and information site: Zone-H and AOL’s Puerto Rican version of AOL.com was hacked and seriously defaced today in three separate DDoS attacks.

I’ll post more details as they become available.


Update: Helpful thread about “cwings” is here. Apparently he’s been hacking big websites for quite some time. Another website he defaced is discussed here, with screen caps.

Another update: Found information on Wrigley.com about the hacker from a guy who says he was framed by him for another attack. This is the hacker’s WhoIs page.

AOL’s TMZ Gets Takedown For OJ’s “If I Did It”

Wrong Juice

TMZ.com, an entertainment gossip site, announced this week that the full manuscript of OJ Simpson’s tawdry tale about the murder of Nicole Simpson, If I Did It, which he was paid $3.5 million to write last year, was leaked and that they have a copy of it. I visited the TMZ.com page after the story broke and couldn’t find a link for the file, but I read the excerpts and wondered how long AOL thought they could let their cheap little website, sort of the equivalent of ValleyWag for non-geeks, run the story without getting sued.

The Goldmans are understandably sensitive about the contents of the book. They got the publisher to cancel release of it last year over protests that OJ should not profit from its sale, and have already discussed plans to edit the book and release it under the more accurate title Confessions of a Double Murderer.

According to an excellent article at Court TV:

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Don’t Use AOL 9.0 SE

AOL 9.0 SE Sucks

AOL 9.0 SE, the product that uses 2 processes that can’t be shut down unless you use Hijack This or blow your computer up, is back on my computer again. I can’t get enough of how badly AOL screwed this up. My processor is three times as fast as the one I had when I started writing this blog in 2005, my hard drive is three times as large, and my computer has four times as much memory, yet AOL still slows it down; other programs crash and the computer is unusable for anything except surfing.

Firefox has crashed twice since I installed AOL 9.0 SE a few days ago. POP Peeper, which I’ve used for about a year to collect email, also crashed twice. Now I can count in seconds how long it takes to launch an Explorer Window. They opened so fast before I installed this version of AOL, there was no waiting.

Here I am. I’ve put AOL 9.0 SE on a clean install of XP, on a much more powerful computer than I’ve ever had before, and it’s still killing it.

On AOL’s new 9.0 VR Help page, they tell you not to upgrade to AOL 9.0 VR because both programs are “the same.” Look at this crap:

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