You might not want to follow the next link. This morning I found that bottomquark had been hacked by a bunch of Brazilian punks. Here’s a local copy of the result, which I’ve checked to make sure doesn’t contain anything nasty; the version that’s up there right now is OK, but who knows what the cretins who hacked the site might do to get more attention when the first buzz wears off?

Bottomquark is obviously a “target of opportunity” for these jerks. It’s a generic science-news site, without any particular political flavor. The other thing I find interesting is that the hack actually includes an email link…to an address at linuxmail.org. Unfortunately, that association between the open-source community and the script-kiddie community no longer comes as a surprise.