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n 588,815 mass defacements over the years 2000 - 2004 n 194,905 single IP attacks over the years 2000 - 2004 Mr Preatoni added: 'Defacement is just one option for an attacker - in most circumstances the techniques used by defacers are the same techniques used by serious criminals to cause more serious damage.
No one has yet owned up to it and judging by the fact that groups of defacers publicly boycotted the bizarre contest, it certainly looks suspiciously mischievous.
The Defacers Challenge stated that the aim of the competition was to see more than 6,000 sites defaced or disrupted during the course of the competition.
The site collects statistics from defacers who forward the site's URL via e-mail to Alldas.
Hackers, virus-writers, and web site defacers would face life imprisonment without the possibility of parole under the proposed "Antiterrorism" legislation, which would classify most computer crimes as acts of terrorism.