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December 14, 1997updated 03 Sep 2016 7:20pm


By CBR Staff Writer

The group running The Official Kevin Mitnick web site ( has denied it is linked to, or knows who is behind, the curiously named PANTS/HAGIS Alliance which was allegedly responsible for the hacking stunt pulled on Yahoo on Tuesday (CI No 3,303). A spokesperson for the site told Computergram International that although it appreciates the hackers’ interest and enthusiasm in helping Kevin Mitnick, it would like to distance itself from their activities. The site creators released this statement: The charges against Kevin have been grossly exaggerated and the fact that he’s been held three years without bail makes you wonder what kind of government we have. However, vandalizing web pages, sending out computer viruses (or threatening to do so) and writing ransom notes are not methods we condone, suggest or encourage. However, as a result of the Yahoo stunt and subsequent reporting of it, the Mitnick site, which explains the charges against Kevin Mitnick and the conditions in which he is kept, has received more than 37,000 visits.

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