Guilty plea in Al-Jazeera site hack

    Date12 Jun 2003
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3213
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A central California man plead guilty Thursday to two charges stemming from an attack on the Web site of the Arab news service Al-Jazeera during the early days of the Iraq conflict. In a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's . . . A central California man plead guilty Thursday to two charges stemming from an attack on the Web site of the Arab news service Al-Jazeera during the early days of the Iraq conflict. In a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's office for the Central District of California, John William Racine II, a 24-year-old Web designer, admitted to tricking VeriSign subsidiary Network Solutions into giving him ownership of the aljazeera.net domain. Racine said he then redirected visitors to that Internet address to another site, where they were greeted by an American flag and the phrase "Let freedom ring." The Norco, Calif., resident turned himself in to FBI agents on March 26, according to the plea agreement.
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