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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:24 AM

Sources: Hackers Vandalized Drudge Report For Last 15 Years

MIAMI—Following recent reports that a covert Chinese military unit is behind a series of cyber assaults on American companies, blogger Matt Drudge revealed to reporters today that his popular news aggregation website The Drudge Report has also been at the mercy of Chinese hackers since shortly after the site’s inception in 1996.
“They make the whole site look like garbage, they publish all this incendiary trash, and meanwhile I have to sit here with my name on this thing—it kills me,” said the popular blogger, who went on to claim the website’s primitive graphics, inflammatory muckraking, and shoddily researched takedowns were the work of a sophisticated unit of Chinese super-hackers determined to drag down the quality of what would otherwise be a reliable, respected source of online reportage and commentary.
“All I can say is if someone in China is trying to make my website look like complete and utter shit then they’re doing a hell of a job.” At press time, sources confirm Drudge was consulting popular viral content aggregator Buzzfeed to see how they were dealing with a similar breach in security.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/sources-hackers-vandalized-drudge-report-for-last,31394/

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Reply Sources: Hackers Vandalized Drudge Report For Last 15 Years (Original post)
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 OP
malaise Feb 2013 #1
Paladin Feb 2013 #2
EastKYLiberal Feb 2013 #3
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2013 #4
TxDemChem Feb 2013 #7
freshwest Feb 2013 #13
SCVDem Feb 2013 #5
progressoid Feb 2013 #6
mountain grammy Feb 2013 #8
MineralMan Feb 2013 #9
Jackpine Radical Feb 2013 #10
JohnnyRingo Feb 2013 #11
truebluegreen Feb 2013 #12

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:26 AM

1. ROFL

Too good

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:29 AM

2. For The Umpteenth Time: God Bless The Onion.


Another dead-bang bit of satire. More, please.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:31 AM

3. That's gotta sting.

 

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:37 AM

4. Coming soon: North Korea has hacked Free Republic for 16 years

North Korea, not being as technologically sophisticated, has had to block all upgrades to the site for 16 years, so that they can still get in. Those mass crowd displays are just meetings where the populace think up the most deranged shit they can think of, and write it down on their placards. Someone collects them all afterwards, and thus the next day's posts on FR are born.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:06 AM

7. Lol

That would totally make sense

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:48 PM

13. No, no! It was the Russians! Trying to make Sarah look bad for looking at them crosswise.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:31 AM

5. Funny!

I've learned to look at the link first.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:02 AM

6. Bwaaaaahahaha

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:08 AM

8. Oh, how I love "The Onion."

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:36 AM

9. Once again, The Onion discloses

much truth in its satire. To the entire staff of The Onion: Bravi!

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:03 PM

10. I just sent this link to My Favorite Wingnut, who is a Drudge addict.

I'm waiting to see if he falls for it.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 12:30 PM

11. Thanx for posting this

I don't go to The Onion enough to keep up. I'd have missed this if not for you.

Hilarious!

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:06 PM

12. They must have hacked Free Republic as well.

It's the only explanation.

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