Hackers bring down Czech Radio website

08-12-2000

Computer hackers have scored a number of very public successes in the past few weeks: earlier this week they broke into the Interior Ministry website, having a bit of fun at Interior Minister Stanislav Gross's expense. Several weeks earlier, hackers attacked the Communist Party site, adding the words 'Communism Stinks' and a few pornographic pictures. And yesterday, someone managed to bring down the Czech Radio website, and at the time of writing, it was still just a blank screen. So how do they do it, and, indeed, why? For an answer to that question RP's Rob Cameron spoke to Radio Prague's system administrator Jan Moravec: