Vatican Website Hacked

The most powerful, feared, super-skilled hakerz in the whole wide world managed to mildly inconvenience some people for a few hours while calling attention to their childish grasp of history and reality.

Yes, our pals at Anonymous, last seen scampering for cover as their former ally, Sabu, ratted them out, managed to bring down the Vatican’s notoriously poor website for a brief time, after two previous attempts failed. They also released some semi-literate screeds against the church’s “doctrines,” its “absurd and anachronistic precepts,” its“enslavement of entire civilizations,” its ZZZZZzzzzzz…..

Oh, sorry, nodded off there for a moment. You go, Anonymous! Because nothing says Brave Truth Teller Striking a Blow Against … Well, Something … than people cowering behind anonymity while they attack a website filled with insidious hate literature filled with nutty old ideas like “God is love”.

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  • Jon Zimmer

    Lemme guess… Another DDOS?

  • Thomas L. McDonald

    I don’t think they’ve released details, but that’s as good a guess as any. They probably wanted to show they still had some teeth after the Sabu fiasco, but this was kind of pitiful.

  • Dennis Mahon

    And the Vatican webpage is back up.

  • Thomas L. McDonald

    I think it was only down for a few hours. It was back up when I wrote the story. Hacker Fail!

  • victor

    Your take on this is pitch perfect. Script kiddies. YAWN.

  • Thomas L. McDonald

    Thanks! By the way, in case I did mention it yet: love the Fry-Jeeves thumbnail. One of my favorite all-time shows (and writers). My kids have been into Wodehouse (beginning with audiobooks and radio shows) since they were tiny.

  • victor

    Thanks! I set that as my gravatar image after a Fry/Laurie binge maybe five years ago and now I have no idea how (or ambition) to change it. But, yes: longtime household of Wodehouse fans here, also!