Share this article

print logo

RAILWAY'S WEB SITE HIT BY HACKERS' HOAX

Hackers broke into an official Web site and issued a false warning that train service in Britain had been canceled Friday due to millennium bug problems.

The warning, which read, "No trains today," was discovered on Railtrack's Internet site at about 9 a.m., officials said. The hoax message also sent greetings to all Railtrack directors and "all the sheep in Wales."

Instead of the usual menu, which lets people check train timetables around Britain, the hoax message said no trains would run from New Year's Eve until Jan. 3 because of Y2K computer problems.

After discovering the hoax, computer experts had it fixed by 11:30 a.m., said Railtrack spokeswoman Lynn Harvey.

There are no comments - be the first to comment