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Al Qaeda hacks into German tourist site

Classic case of a para-site. People who wish to have a tourist trip to germany or an excursion along the Rhine will have a nasty surprise if they access the Tur-reisen site. It has been hacked into by Al Qaeda.

On the site, posted below, there is a figure of osama Bin laden on horseback and a broken US flag, complete with militant diatribes in Arabic.

The practice of para-siting can be done to any site at any time. A site is linked to an already existing one (paid for by the host) often without their knowledge.



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