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News Hype - ebaY Hack Job from Way Way Back

LoL! Never heard of this one before. A tad bit dated, but fascinating nonetheless...




Adam L. Penenberg

5/17/1999 @ 12:00AM

News hype


IN MARCH I got word that someone had hacked eBay, the wildly successful one-to-one auction site. After I'd made contact with the hacker, who used the "nick" MagicFX, I asked for proof that he had penetrated eBay's network.


"Anyone can say they hacked eBay," I said. "And don't send me eBay's password or credit card file. I don't want to be in receipt of stolen goods."


I didn't tell MagicFX how to prove his point. I assumed he was either all bluster and would melt back into cyberspace or that he would do something like insert a phony tag line into one of the ads "Used cyber journalist's computer for sale. $25 or best bid."


Instead, he tore down eBay's welcome page and slipped in one of his own design that read "Proof by MagicFX that you can't always trust people... not even huge companies. {who woulda known that?}... It's 930 PM... do you know who has YOUR credit card information?"


"Okay, Okay," I said. "You made your point. Now put it back." {He did.}

My story, "Going once... going twice... HACKED!" was picked up by the L.A. ...



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Exposing the sleazery of ebaY and PayPal


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Found this on Internet Archives Wayback Machine. Was not able to hunt down any screencapture or other image of the defacement.


Internet_Archives_Forbes_ Going once, going twice_HACKED!_20130829_640c.png


Interesting side note: According to some ebaY cheerleader/shill/troll/stalker types, Forbes is not a valid news source, especially since they first coined the word sleazebay.


Apologies are still in order. (Heh!)




-- Edited by budnonymous on Thursday 29th of August 2013 04:11:01 AM


Exposing the sleazery of ebaY and PayPal


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