Jul 09 2009
UPDATE: Well, this update didn’t take long. According to Stanza: Uhhhh nope! The site is back as of today. Yesterdays news buddy! Chop Chop! Hiiiii-ya!
UPDATE#2: As usual, our readers are better informed than I am. More great comments on the status of Milw0rm in the comments section from Steve C and dblackshell.
Str0ke does not explain whether this is simply due to a lack of time, to an increasing number of exploits or perhaps to both. It also remains unclear whether the page and its current database will remain available or whether it will soon be taken off line. It is possible that other members of the community will come forward to support str0ke or offer to take over the portal’s operation.
Originally, milw0rm was a worldwide group of hackers whose members communicated via IRC. The group became known internationally after it hacked into the Indian Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in June 1998 and downloaded emails and classified documents about nuclear tests. The members’ true identities reportedly still remain unknown to the investigating authorities. Speculations that milw0rm was closed due to pressure from the FBI have so far not been substantiated.
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