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Chile: Gay group claims Web site hacked

June 6, 2007 at 10:30 PM   |   Comments

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 6 (UPI) -- A Chilean gay rights group claims its Web site was hacked by a Chilean skinhead group.

Calling itself the "Skinheads from Pitana," the supremacy group allegedly removed from the gay right's Web site a banner featuring actors supporting the group known as the Movement for Homosexual Integration and Freedom, or MOVILH, the Santiago Times reported Wednesday. In its place, the hackers pasted a large picture of skinheads.

"In addition, they altered the site's monthly survey to include rude, sexual questions," said MOVLIH activist Juan Hernandez. "In a lot of areas they also wrote things about how MOVILH defends 'sexual aberrations' and supports people who are 'disgustingly' homosexual."

This wasn't the first time the gay rights group was attacked in cyberspace, having suffered two previous hacking defacements, according to MOVLIH head Rolando Jimenez.

"We constantly receive threats via the Internet, phone calls, things that are now part of our daily lives. There have been flyers with my name on them ... I get mails saying things like 'I've got a bullet with your name on it.' Things like that," Jimenez told the Times.

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