Hacker steals 22,000 email address, demands Astley tune

Loek Essers reports:

Dutch hacker Darkc0ke hijacked a radio station database containing 22,000 email addresses and threatened to publish them unless the station play Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” a variation of an internet meme known as “rickrolling.”

Last weekend Darkc0ke mailed DJs from the Dutch nationwide radio station 3FM and issued his threat and demand. The DJs notified the station’s IT department, which realised that a backdoor to their database was indeed open.

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