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Plextor Site Hacked by ViciOuS Hacker After Product Launch !


Plextor has been hacked. Just days after announcing a new series of solid state drives, the digital storage company has found its U.S. site defaced by a digital vandal calling himself "ViciOuS". The altered page declares "Hacked by ViciOuS", and includes a shout-out to fellow hackers, a link to what appears to be a hacker oriented website, and even a legally dubious claim to copyright.

On Plextor's website, the attack appears to be limited to its U.S. site, as the company's European and Asian websites have been left unchanged. A search using snippets of text found on the defaced page shows that similar hacks have occurred on several other websites as well.
The attack coincides with the U.S. launch of Plextor's new M2 line of SSDs, which supports the latest 6Gb/s SATA and offers some of the fastest speeds on the market. Whether the timing of this attack was intentional or merely a coincidence is undetermined.

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