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When Nerds Fight Back

You see, I consider myself a nerd.  I just love to see when some loud-mouthed know-it-all taunts, then subsequently suffers the wrath of nerds:

Bill O’Reilly Gets Hacked

Someone with a little more liability on his hands is Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly, whose Web site was hacked over the weekend and subscriber information posted to Wikileaks. O’Reilly had been railing against Wikileaks and 4chan over the Palin (e-mail) hack all week on his show, The O’Reilly Factor.

“I’m not going to mention the Web site that posted this, but it’s one of those despicable, slimy, scummy websites. Everybody knows where this stuff is, OK, and they know the people who run the website, so why can’t they go there tonight to the guy’s house who runs it, put him in cuffs and take him down and book him?,” said O’Reilly on his show last week.

4chan, which revels in bad behavior, took this to heart, putting the words “DESPICABLE, SLIMY, SCUMY” at the top of the random talk channel, known as /b/, where Rubico (the alleged hacker) first posted his work. To them it was a joke.

Someone else took it as a challenge and O’Reilly’s personal site was compromised over the weekend. The list posted to Wikileaks contains at least 205 names, e-mail addresses, billing addresses and passwords of subscribers to O’Reilly, which were not protected or encrypted.

Way to go guys.  You bring tears to my eyes…