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LHC-CMS hacked?

“The Telegraph reports that Greek hackers were able to gain momentary access to a CERN computer system of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) while the first particles were zipping around the particle accelerator on September 10th. “

With all this nonsense about the LHC right now, this article is not a big surprise:
http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/09/12/1657211
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/09/12/scicern312.xml&page=1

In my personal opinion this article is somewhat lurid; I totally question that anyone could break into LHC(island-system) or vaguely understand how the system works/could be manipulated.

Update: Although the story already seems to have disappeared from the media, an article in the German newspaper Die Zeit aptly summed up the official report of CERN – which made once again clear that solely a web server was compromised (a plain script kiddie’s site-defacement).

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