Anti-war hackers strike the US Navy

Tuesday, 25 March 2003, 3:03 AM EST

In the past 48 hours more than 1,000 Web sites have been hacked and defaced, according to Internet security firm F-Secure, and the company suggests most are in the response to the military action in the Gulf.

Among those attacked are a number of US military sites, as well as commercial and political properties. Many were defaced with anti-war messages as the weight of protest mounts.

Perhaps most notably, the US Navy Web site was hacked by an activist called Apocalypse.

The message posted on the site read: "No War, U.S.A think they can tell the world what to do, It is not what you can do for your country, it's what your country can do for you! This defacement is dedicated to my bro."

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