Czech crackers facing trial for faked nuclear detonation.

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Last June, a group of crackers and art hackers in what used to be Czechoslovakia hacked a webcam feed to make it look like someone had detonated a nuclear device by scaling the tower that the webcam was mounted on and patching into the network link directly, which let them inject their altered images. Coincidentally at the same moment that the webcam feed was shown by the local news. They're facing a court trial and up to three years in jail for their prank, which scared not a few people silly. They say that they did it to call into …

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There are art hacks, and then there are art HACKS.

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Somewhere in Czechoslovakia (or whatever it's really called these days - I was never any good with geopolitical boundries in that region of the world, which I suppose marks me as a product of the United States public education system), the owners of a local attraction of some beauty have a webcam set up. You can go to their website and look out over the woods, the hot springs, and what have you.

On Sunday morning a group of crackers and pranksters calling themselves Ztohoven hacked the camera feed to make it look like someone had just detonated a nuclear device …

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