Hacking the homepage

Football's cyber hooligans

October 6, 2009
By Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger
On the evening of February 11, while Germany were playing Norway, unexpected breaking news appeared on Schalke's official website, announcing the club had terminated the contract of striker Kevin Kuranyi due to "Kevin's intolerable statements directed at the team".

Just a few minutes later, the piece disappeared and the whole page was taken offline until the following noon. Yet it was too late. Some people had already spotted the item, among them a journalist who must have taken it at ...

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