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Dissector dissected

Danny Schechter’s weblog of progressive news from around the world has been hacked. If you go there now, you’ll see a message from the “Minus-Power Virus Coding Team.” Follow the link to at the bottom of the page, and you get something that looks to be in Arabic, with music.

A “whois” search reveals that the domain name “” is registered in Tehran, Iran. (So maybe the text is actually in Farsi rather than Arabic.) The contact is listed as arash {dot} hosseinian {at} gmail {dot} com. Frankly, I wouldn’t put much stock in this. Interesting if true, as they say – although the fact that the host is also based in Iran suggests that maybe this is for real.

Nothing about this yet on, the website that Schechter edits.

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  1. Steve

    I wonder – why is it that Schechter got hacked? Is he high-profile enough that the hacker is getting a lot of publicity out of it? What was he working on recently?Or is it an attack on his web-hosting service?

  2. Dan Kennedy

    Steve -Good questions. I suspect that within the small universe of bloggers who seriously follow world news from alternative sources, Danny is very well known indeed.

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