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Hate group hacks hip-hop sites
Rob Peters | June 30, 2008 at 12:49 pmby
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Beware hip-hop sites, there be some haters out there. Over the weekend, both SOHH.com and AllHipHop.com were targeted by what's believed to be a hate group, who hacked into the sites, caused chaos and forced the two to temporarily go offline.
Instead of your usual Kayne and Jay “Wonderwall” Z headlines, the hacker or hackers loaded the sites with fake headlines and Photoshopped images littered with racial slurs and other offensive terms, MTV reports. They also stole personal information about the employees at SOHH.com. MTV says a group or individual called “Anonymous” has claimed responsibility, but we have a feeling that’s an alias.
"It appears that hackers are specifically targeting black, Hispanic, Asian and Jewish youth who ascribe to hip-hop culture," SOHH said in a statement. "Other websites, including AllHipHop and DatPiff[.com's] forums have also been compromised or threatened this week. ... Also, as this is an international issue, it is being addressed by the FBI and the Strategic Alliance Cyber Crime Working Group."
SOHH and AllHipHop say they have joined forces to resolve the issue and have involved the proper authorities. Further comment is expected. Datpiff.com, which is dedicated to mixtapes, is still functioning as usual.