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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB023 (2000)

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ARRL Bulletin 23  ARLB023
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  April 25, 2000
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB023 ARRL Web Access Disrupted

Access to the ARRL Web site (http://www.arrl.org/) was disrupted
early Monday by an unknown cyber-vandal when those attempting to
connect to the site were shunted to another site, apparently in
Canada.

ARRL Information Services Department Manager Don Durand said the
League's ''arrl.org'' domain name was illegally modified at Network
Solutions--which registers domain names--and redirected to the bogus
site. Network Solutions was promptly notified yesterday and has
restored the League's record.

Durand said it takes up to 48 hours for the various name servers on
the Internet to update their records.

The ARRL Web site itself was not ''hacked,'' and no ARRL files were
damaged as a result of the vandalism, Durand emphasized.

The vandalism disrupted e-mail service to League staff and
officials. Mail service has been returning slowly. The ARRL E-Mail
Forwarding Service was not affected.

ARRL President Jim Haynie, W5JBP, said the League intends to
investigate the disruption through all possible means and will
prosecute if the perpetrator is caught.
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