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April 21st, 2008

One Of CNN Sports Websites Hacked By Chinese Anti-CNN Group

On April 18, CNN.com was temporally unavailable in mainland China. CNN later confirmed that its website “was targeted by attempts to interrupt its news Web site, resulting in countermeasures that caused the service to be slow or unavailable to some users in limited areas of Asia.”

Some Chinese hackers celebrated success by using a picture, allegedly was grabbed from the hacked CNN’s website.

Today’s The Beijing News ran an article doubting if this screen grab was really from the CNN website, or just another site with the misfortune to have the letters “cnn” in its URL. The website appears not yet fully recovered, but based on its URL “sports.si.cnn.com”, it seems the argument is rather unnecessary, since it is obviously a part of CNN.com.

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