Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Hacker Attacks Keenspace and Gossamer Commons

A couple of webcomics sites, including the Keenspace forums and the webcomic Gossamer Commons were hacked by a "black-hat hacker" who then modified the pages to display the message "spykids spykids" on the front pages.

Coming in the wake of the infamous Modern Tales hacking several months ago, the webcomics community have begun to speculate that somewhere out there, there is a hacker who has a personal vendetta against webcomics.

"Why are they doing this?" An irritated webcomic artist who refused to be named said. "God, I mean, why could anyone hate webcomics enough to attack them this much?!"

Others were less congenial, declaring "Somebody's going to die for this.".

The "spykids" hackers attentions do not seem to be confined to webcomics however, as sites such as this have also been defaced by the malicious attacker.

The non-existent webcomic police have urged the people to be vigilant against such attacks, warning that the psychopath would not be satisfied with just his two recent victims.


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Monday, July 04, 2005

Google Ads' Horrible Goof-Up?

On the heels of our previous report that Google Ads accused Howard Taylor of Click Fraud, we at WvW received a note from Howard Tayler himself saying that "Google reinstated me on Friday. I haven't put the ads back up yet because, well, I just finished take them DOWN, but I'll get 'em back up sometime next week."

No further information was provided as to what exactly was the nature of the 'fraud' accusation or whether it was a mistake, but what is certain that this affair has been a serious blow to the confidence of the I.W.M (Independent Webcomics Movement). It is unknown what effects this may have on the non-existent upcoming webcomic general elections.