Thursday, February 21, 2008

Hacked Police Website: Get Used to This

"Anti-American rant takes over Dallas police Web site"
Houston Chronicle (February 19, 2008)
And, same headline, different content:
"Anti-American rant takes over Dallas police Web site"
With screenshots of the hacked Web page
SoTT reprint of Houston Chronicle article (February 19, 2008)

The Sott reprint screenshot captions:

"A screenshot of the hacked Web page. The text reads in part as follows - with our corrections to grammar and spelling: 'You, Americans, are really stupid if you can't see what really occurs in the world and in your country! You society is ruled through and through. You are under the control of religious fanatics! Your children kill each other at schools! You're so selfish that you can't soberly estimate events! You are attacking the peaceful countries worldwide and you think that this is necessary! Open your eyes! ' "

"A second screenshot of the hacked Web page. We here at SoTT have obscured the profanity in the image but you probably get the gist of it."

People around the world are computer-savvy, so between efforts by Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and Berkeley, we'd better get used to seeing this sort of thing.


Ottavio (Otto) Marasco said...

"...and Berkeley..." lol. Good one Brian, have linked to this post.

Brian H. Gill said...

American Interests,



Jeff Wills said...

Interesting post.

Anonymous said...

Interesting indeed, lotsa stuff happens in Texas. I wonder how hard the Dallas PD is trying to crack the recent honor-killings case. Also, did this case somehow inspire the hack?

Hack the Jihadi Monkey hackers...

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
don't pretend to do Jihad

and infiltrate terrorists
to help them meet their virgins

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
Islam for everyone

submit to glorious life
slavery and servitude

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
hack counter-Jihad sites

STOP them from spreading the truth
keep infidels in the dark
. .

Brian H. Gill said...


You may be referring to the murders of Sarah and Amina Yaser Said, earlier this year ("Father Kills Daughters, Disappears:
Surprisingly Little Hysteria
" (January 7, 2008)).

The most recent news about the case seems to be "Three months later, slain sisters' killer still at large" (March 8, 2008).

(I presume that you intend a slur on the intelligence, honesty, or loyalty of Dallas law enforcement from your "I wonder how hard the Dallas PD is trying to crack the recent honor-killings case" remark.)

It's conceivable that there is a connection between the Said sisters' murders, and the hack, but there's no evidence.

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