This story was written by Keith Dawson for the Industry Standard's Media Grok email newsletter. It is archived here for informational purposes only because The Standard's site is no more. This material is Copyright 1999-2001 by Standard Media.

Et Tu, Thomas?
Jan 18 2000 12:00 AM PST

Hackers broke into a Library of Congress server computer and replaced the top page of Thomas, the high-traffic portal to the legislative branch of the U.S. government. But it seems that the media have grown blase about such cheeky but nondestructive exploits; the more dangerous and destructive crackers have raised the bar.

Last year's Web-site defacements at the Senate, the U.S. Army, the FBI and the White House rated many column-feet of ink. The outlets that bothered with today's Thomas story, though, all ran AP wire copy. None spent the editorial time to give it that personal touch. - Keith Dawson

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