Fluffy Bunny no longer energized

Monday, 29 July 2002, 1:10 PM EST

At the height of its game last year, a loose-knit hacking group calling itself Fluffy Bunny appeared able to break into websites at will.

For a six-month period starting in mid-2001, Fluffy Bunny penetrated the networks of several top Internet firms, including Exodus, VA Software and Akamai. In effort to expose what it saw as frauds and poseurs, the cracking group also vandalized websites operated by leading computer security outfits, including the SANS Institute.

Fluffy Bunny's unique brand of security mischief - along with its pink toy-rabbit mascot - created Fluffy admirers even among computer system administrators and security professionals.

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