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Amazon.com Hacked?

Hi:

I just visited Amazon.com at 6.33 PM (EST) -

There was a blank page with the single word 'FOO' on the upper left corner of the page.

Ram Dass
Thursday, October 02, 2003

It looks ok to me

shiggins
Thursday, October 02, 2003

I took a screenshot - maybe the router that accepted my Http request is shot?

I still get the same page.

Ram Dass
Thursday, October 02, 2003

it's flopping between "FOO" errors and the actual frontpage.

ho-hum
Thursday, October 02, 2003

Time to short the stock ;)

Ram Dass
Thursday, October 02, 2003

I've was seeing a whacked out front page at the New York Times around 6pm, but then it disappeared.
Maybe some virus was triggered to go off at 6pm today?

Cautious Observer
Thursday, October 02, 2003

maybe it has something to do with the "Shop in Sporting Goods" beta (in the upper-left corner of the page)? Deployment problems from staging to production servers?

runtime
Thursday, October 02, 2003

Maybe it's this:
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=15201154

Flamebait Sr.
Thursday, October 02, 2003

Yes, IE is one damn fine product from a company who cares.

Winston
Thursday, October 02, 2003

I don't think its that.  All of UC Davis ( http://www.ucdavis.edu/ ) as far as I can tell got that FOO page.  And a few of the people checking are definitely Safari on OSX guys...

DNS spoofing attack?

Andrew Hurst
Friday, October 03, 2003

I did a virus scan (with the latest database) - my PC is clear.

Unless, of course, the antidiote is not ready yet.

Ram Dass
Friday, October 03, 2003

Internal network changes brought up certain boxes that weren't supposed to be serving web pages.

anon
Saturday, October 04, 2003

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