USA Today swats hack attack - but not entirely

Friday, 12 July 2002, 11:30 AM EST

USA Today experienced a hacker attack last night, which took it out of service for three hours. The pub manfully 'fesses up in a front page piece here, wherein it says normal service resumed around 2am US Eastern Time.

Um, up to a point, people. Unless the stolid scribes from AP have been smoking something, there currently remain at least two intruder-mangled stories on the site. One is what The Reg might class as a minor Flame of the Week (targets, Islam and France), with what appears to be a sig for the perpetrator attached. "The source of the intrusion was not immediately determined," says USA Today, but there's a clue for your IT gumshoes.

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