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defacement
Last modified: Monday, October 21, 2002 

Also referred to as Web defacement or Web site defacement, a form of malicious hacking in which a Web site is “vandalized.” Often the malicious hacker will replace the site’s normal content with a specific political or social message or will erase the content from the site entirely, relying on known security vulnerabilities for access to the site’s content.

Compare with DoS attack.

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