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was reading an article on the espn site about football cyber hackers and found a fun little tidbit about liverpool fans:



Eleven minutes after referee Jorge Larrionda's final whistle confirmed that the US had beaten Spain to reach the final of the Confederations Cup, somebody of whom only the IP address is known logged on to the English Wikipedia site and changed the article about "FIFA World Rankings" ever so slightly: he made the US and Spain switch places in the rankings so that the Americans had suddenly jumped into first place and the Spanish sunk to 14th.


Even though the change was not immediately noticeable, it took a user in good standing, known as Chandler (a Liverpool fan from Sweden), only three minutes to spot it and restore the page to its original state. Yet seven minutes later, a second anonymous cyber thug barged in and put the US back in first place.



laughed out loud when i saw it. the whole article is pretty funny. here's the link if anyone wants to give it a read:



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