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Hackers Substitute Bogus Stories for Real Ones on USA Today Web Site

The San Jose Mercury-News reports that hackers replaced some stories on the USA Today Web Site on Thursday night, forcing the company to shut down its web site for about three hours. USAtoday.com reportedly has 9 million unique readers per month, making it one of the most visited web sites on the Internet.

The false articles that were inserted on the web site included reports that Israel was under missile attack, that the Bush Administration had appointed a propaganda minister, and that the Holy See had denounced the Bible as an April Fools Joke. All of the bogus stories were attributed to the Associated Press.

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