Hackers Downgrade Moody's Website to ' Z–'

When Moody's ratings agency downgraded Portugal's debt to junk status this week it was hard to get any non-wonk this side of the Atlantic to care. Even investors started to "yawn at the apocalyptic headlines," notes Time's Roya Wolverson. But pro-Portugal hackers seemed to have found a way to get the the world–or at least Moody's–to pay attention to its outrage over the downgrade. In what appears to be either a successful hack or a somewhat less impressive URL trick, a webpage on the Moody's websites was defaced with a letter pledging that the sword of Afonso Henriques (the first king of Portugal) "will be shoved up your ass." It adds that "Afonso ranked your website as Z–":

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