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The end of Attrition defacement mirror

By seeS in MLP
Tue May 22, 2001 at 08:08:40 PM EST
Tags: Internet (all tags)

The Attrition defacement mirror will no longer being updated as it has overloaded the admins there. This is mainly caused by the large jump of websites that either are being reported or being hacked.

The attrition mirror basically shows a copy of a hacked website and then provides statistics about the type of attacks going on. It's pretty interesting to get a feel of the general direction of what is going on out there.

I'll be sorry to see it go, but I can understand why it has happened. You can read the final message from the admins to see why it has happened.


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How often did you visit the Attrition mirror?
o Weekly 10%
o Monthly 10%
o Hardly ever 53%
o Never heard of it until now 24%
o My website filter blocks it 0%

Votes: 65
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The end of Attrition defacement mirror | 8 comments (8 topical, editorial, 0 hidden)
Too bad... I guess.. (4.00 / 3) (#1)
by DeadBaby on Tue May 22, 2001 at 12:09:38 AM EST

I guess it's sad to see Attrition go but honestly it doesn't bother me at all. Most hacks are so childish and uncreative they're barely worth looking at in the first place but for that one interesting hack in 100 it'll be missed.

Maybe someone should register "IamHackedOrNot.com" and start one of those trendy rating sites.

"Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity -- in all this vastness -- there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us." - Carl Sagan
If only I had venture capital. . . (4.33 / 3) (#2)
by Anonymous 242 on Tue May 22, 2001 at 12:58:18 AM EST

Now there is a dot com just waiting to happen.

Of course, plenty o' geeks will boycott because they feel the name should be AmICrackedOrNot.com.

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just for the curious (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by ikarus on Tue May 22, 2001 at 01:31:52 AM EST

Domain Name: amihackedornot.com

Created on..............: Tue, May 08, 2001
Expires on..............: Wed, May 08, 2002
Record last updated on..: Tue, May 08, 2001

as for amicrackedornot.com, it's still available.

[ Parent ]
Silly cracks (none / 0) (#4)
by UrLord on Tue May 22, 2001 at 02:27:03 AM EST

Seeing the cracks themselves was not the most important part of attrition's mirror. They kept plenty of statistics on the sites that were hacked. Oh well, I know they complained about being overloaded all the time and most of the crackers used the mirror as a way to get thier 15 minutes...

We can't change society in a day, we have to change ourselves first from the inside out.
[ Parent ]

Another mirror service. (4.00 / 1) (#5)
by DigDug on Tue May 22, 2001 at 04:06:44 AM EST

For those too lazy to read the whole story and/or use Google, there is another service that's very similar to Attrition (minus the cool fixed-size font). alldas.de defacement archives.

Yavista - if you haven't found a nice homepage yet.

More energy for the important parts of the site. (4.00 / 2) (#6)
by your_desired_username on Tue May 22, 2001 at 08:40:57 AM EST

I am glad to hear that they will be sacrificing the mirror for the sake of the site's more useful features.

Diary entry (3.00 / 1) (#7)
by starbreeze on Tue May 22, 2001 at 09:24:02 AM EST

Did you miss Mystic's diary entry yesterday about this?

"There's something strangely musical about noise." ~Trent Reznor

Can't see it... (none / 0) (#8)
by Maniac on Wed May 23, 2001 at 01:21:16 PM EST

Alas, I'm blocked by my company's firewall from reading that site or the particular announcement.

The message I get looks something like this...

...certain Internet addresses (URL or Uniform Resource Locator) are deliberately blocked by the company to reduce the probability of inadvertent exposure to inappropriate Internet content. Please check the URL you entered to ensure that it is what you planned. If the URL is correct, the site you are trying to reach may link indirectly to a site that contains inappropriate content such as an advertisement. The URL may also be part of a larger domain blocked in its entirety due to the preponderance of inappropriate content throughout the domain.
Could someone reply to this w/ the text of the announcement?

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