30 November 2007

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (143)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of The Register (from Tuesday, November 27; link good at time of posting):
A blog on a site promoting Al Gore's climate change documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, has been hacked by penis pill-promoting spammers.

Links on the blog portion of the climatecrisis.net site point to websites hawking online pharmaceuticals in an apparent bid by miscreants to promote their search engine rankings.

. . . .

In the case of the climatecrisis.net hack, the links point to pages on a site hosted by Westmont College, a small Christian college in California, that's also fallen victim to hackers.

. . . .

Former vice-president Al "I invented the internet" Gore, who became a Nobel prize laureate and Oscar winner thanks to the success of An Inconvenient Truth, was unavailable for comment.

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