How was RIAA web site hacked?

Saturday, 21 September 2002, 5:25 PM EST

The Register carried on a story from the popular defacement mirror Zone-H, which lets us know how RIAA web site got hacked.

From The Reg: Two weeks ago the Recording Industry Association of America website was defaced.Twice. Even more embarrassing, the crackers installed pirate music files on the site for download. But how? zone-h.org, a security site-based in Estonia, has uncovered the elementary mistake in RIAA's robot.txt files which gave the crackers their back door. This is our first exposure to Estonian humour. And we like it. The Register is publishing zone-h's entertaining treatment by permission.

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