An archive of various times the attrition.org main page was changed.


01-07-28: Fluffy Bunny defaces our page

If you are going to be defaced, just hope it is by someone with a good sense of humor and creativity. Kudos to Fluffy Bunny.

02-10-09: .. merger with Symantec Corporation

After a hardware failure, the system was down for several days. During this time, rumors began to run rampant and speculation as to the downtime got outlandish. To welcome the box back to the internet, we created this hoax. Highlight the hidden text at the bottom for more details.

03-07-03: I panicked over the Defacement Challenge scare..

The New York Department of Cyber-Security released a bulletin warning everyone of a "hacker defacement challenge" which promised to see thousands and millions of web defacements that may be the end of the net as we know it, oh gnoez! Ok not really, and several sites including attrition.org created this defacement to bring some sanity to the FUD filled advisory.

03-07-10: PHC defaces our page

Again, least we got hit by folks with talent =)

04-08-26: I panicked over reports that terrorists..

Aleksander Gostev of Kaspersky warned that terrorists were going to destroy the internet and that cyber-terrorism would rear its ugly head and shower us with outages and bad things! Some went so far to call it an "Electronic Jihad". We thought differently, and like before, attrition.org and half a dozen other sites defaced our own pages to get the message out.

05-04-01: Six Information Security Luminaries Receive CISSP Certification

A standard April Fools joke poking fun of ISC2 and the CISSP certification. This was posted on half a dozen sites including vmyths.com, who also hosted the cissp.txt file originally. This drew a legal threat from ISC2 who demonstrated that their lawyers don't know how e-mail works, saying the list (which contains no email addresses) was criminal and that we 'harvested the list from their site to send spam' in so many words. Retards.

07-08-01: When the cats are away, the mice will play

Full write-up and explanation.


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