Hacked address book
On February 19, 2005, conceptual art outlaws, Seahorse Liberation Army, posted the contents of Hilton's personal T-Mobile account to the Internet: phone numbers (which included many celebrities such as Christina Aguilera, Fred Durst, Eminem, Lindsay Lohan, Jay-Z, Anna Kournikova, Andy Roddick, Avril Lavigne), notes (with even more numbers and email addresses, and reminders such as her date to host Saturday Night Live), and thirty-five digital snapshots. In two of the leaked photos, Hilton is standing topless next to the MTV Latin America's VJ Eglantina Zingg, whom she kisses. This further added to the speculation that Hilton might be gay or bisexual. Many of her notes showed heavy usage of Internet slang.
Within days, it was revealed that Hilton's account could be accessed by anyone guessing the answer to the "forgotten password" challenge question she chose: "What is your favorite pet's name?" As the answer to this question is a matter of public record, an anonymous party was able to guess it and notify the press.
*this is the press release issued by the SLA*
The SLA hacked Paris Hilton (!Paris Is Above!)
this is the seventeenth communique from the SEAHORSE LIBERATION ARMY.
we take full credit for the paris hilton incident. it was sort of a godard-ian/warhol-ian homage to the uselessness of the celebrity and the destruction of the spectacle. we are 100+ years in the future before you. we are not malicious hackers, but open source proletariat warriors.
we felt that immediate action needed to be taken as the britney spears mentality had long since gotten out of hand. don't listen to the idols, listen to us. we promise. we learned it from devo.
maybe paris paid us. maybe she wanted the attention. ever think of that? we are not political, we are hypocritical.
sorry for so many people being mean to you paris--it was for the good of social sculpture and conceptual art. ciao for now.
at least we didnt kidnap you like patty.
!paris is above!
we are not intellectual terrorist,
we are the avant guard.
we come in peace.
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