Sunday, November 4, 2012

NBC gets it on Guy Fawkes Day

According to ZDNET, "NBC had its Web sites hacked on November 4th. The sites are now coming back up, but hours after the initial Sunday morning attacks, there are still dead pages and others that aren't working properly."

"The hacker, who called himself, "pyknic," replaced the Websites with a simple page displaying scrolling text saying, “Remember, remember the fifth of November. The gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.”"

According to Time, "In recent years, Fawkes' legacy has broadened. He provided the inspiration for the tile character in the Wachowski brothers' V for Vendetta, in which a masked crusader embarks on a terrorist campaign against a totalitarian British dystopia."

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