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Al Jazeera Web Site Viewers Misdirected

March 28, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Hackers diverted people trying to view the Web site of Arab television network Al Jazeera to pornography and to a page that showed a U.S. flag and the message "Let Freedom Ring."

Hackers impersonating an Al Jazeera employee tricked Web addressing company Network Solutions Inc. into making technical changes that in effect turned over temporary control of the network's Arabic and English Web sites.

The changes were being fixed, said a Network Solutions spokesman. The FBI was investigating, a spokesman said.

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