La Estrella Website Hacked

Friday, December 14 2012 @ 03:16 PM UTC

Contributed by: Don Winner

The web page of the newspaper La Estrella was hacked on Wednesday December 12 at about 5:50 pm.

The damage, caused by a hacker, was looking to damage the systems because they introduced a code which defaced the format of the website, and the notes contained a strange text.

Because of this hundreds of visitors could not access the articles and the strange text on Twitter, because everything was changed, and the news was reissued, but wrong.

"We denounce it as a serious attack on the freedom of the press, but we were not fazed in the least," said Eduardo Quirós, president of Grupo Editorial El Siglo & La Estrella (GESE).

Just after 10:00 pm, the team from La Estrella was still working to repair the damage caused by the hacker.

Many followers of the news talked about what happened, and their comments were framed within the context of the publication of the exclusive video about the transfer of Manuel Antonio Noriega and the participation of the today Deputy Minister of Security, Manuel Moreno.

Starting on Monday, 10 December 2012, the video clip was published exclusively by La Estrella, which shows the former dictator sending greetings and smiling with his guards.

The video has been viewed 12,000 times and has caused a stir in Panama, Latin America and the United States, and CNN in Spanish and the Associated Press broadcast the footage. (Estrella)

Editor's Comment: Many had the same reaction to the video as I did - big deal. The guys at La Estrella have been milking this 20 video clip for all it's worth all week long. Now they got hacked, and they are assuming the two things are related. Maybe, maybe not.

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