I don’t want to say I’m glad that something Superbowl related got hacked, but here’s the thing: when major web sites like Dolphins Stadium get hit with known attacks for Windows security holes, it raises awareness. And frankly, this is such small potatoes in the scheme of things – it wasn’t our water system hacked or our electrical infrastructure or something controlling train lines that could kill people. Sure, it’s inconvenient for the people running the site and for the fans who visit the site, but they should have updated their web servers months ago in preparation for this event. If it teaches them a lesson and gets others in corporations and government better educated about security, then something good will come out of this. Thinking about the big picture and preventing real terrorist threats is much more important. Here’s the story from ZDNet.
Dolphins Stadium Site Wide Open For Hackers
February 2, 2007 by