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Turkish Hackers Hijack Websites, Declare 'World Hackers Day'
2011-09-05 11:48:02

  Turkish hackers reportedly hijacked several major websites on Sunday evening, diverting visitors to a websites declaring "World Hackers Day". The hackers called themselves "TurkGuvenligi", which translates as "Turkish security". The hijacked pages said:  “We TurkGuvenligi declare this day as World Hackers´ Day - Have fun ;).” The hackers claimed credit for dozens of similar "defacement" attacks since late 2008.  The attackers targeted NetNames...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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