An anonymous hacker has reportedly defaced at least 50, and possibly as many as 110, Web sites with pro-Napster, anti-record industry graffiti and messages.
A radio report today said the unknown intruder attacked sites ranging from NASA to the Communications Workers of America following the court ruling earlier this week that could force MP3.com to pay millions of dollars in damages to Universal Music Group.
The hacker reportedly used the handle "Pimpshiz," while posting messages which attacked the recording industry for its lawsuit against Napster. "The (Recording Industry Association of America) does not represent your favorite music artists," Pimpshiz reportedly pasted on the Palminfocenter.com site. "They represent rich record executives. These are the fat cats who make profit from the other 95 percent of CD sales. All because you either wanted more money (not like you had enough to begin with, right!?) or because you wanted publicity." News reports said Pimpshiz claimed to have defaced a total of 110 sites in four attacks and used a little-known hole in the Windows NT platform. He threatened a bigger round of attacks to come.