[funsec] Hackers did it... I swear!

Dude VanWinkle dudevanwinkle at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 21:21:23 CST 2008


Ok, this guy wouldn't get my vote:

via: http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/01/dastardly-hacke.html

Charlotte, North Carolina, mayor Pat McCrory announced his candidacy
for state governor yesterday in a press release e-mailed by his
campaign. The letterhead graphic in the announcement, though, looked
like this.

Pat McCrory -- Governer

A typo by a harried Photoshop wage slave? You'd think. But when a
reporter asked McCrory's staff about it, they revealed that an evil
hacker had broken into their computers and inserted the misspelling to
sabotage the campaign. In the computer security world, this is known
as a Cross-Vowel Substitution Attack (CVSA), and it's more common than
you'd think. It's to blame for every single misspelling you've seen on
THREAT LEVEL, as well as Kravets' occasional references to Linux
"filing systems."

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Man this guy is Politician material, not even in office and already
blaming others for his mistakes :-)

-JP


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