Victoria Secret Competition Gets Hacked

In this article I tried to explain why we should not believe Internet polls and explained some of ways to cheat them. Here is one more proof: Victoria Secret competition gets hacked.

How?

In the early hours of Oct. 21, Plunkett and his friend created a Perl script that could log 1,500 votes per second on the Victoria’s Secret Web site. Twelve hours later, Drexel had gone from 9,000 to 5.2 million votes.

The script took Plunkett all of three minutes and 30 computers to run.

It’s interesting to read.

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