August 17, 1996
The home page of the United States Department of Justice was recently hacked and the contents changed in protest of the current administration's push to regulate the Internet. The attack occurred in the early hours of Saturday, August 17, 1996 and was detected by system administrators within a few hours. They took the page off the net and supposedly fixed their security holes. Consequently, the DOJ was off the net until Monday, August 19, 1996.

For historical purposes, we are reproducing the hacked page as well as the original page. Both are uncensored so shield your children.

Selecting each graphic will take you to the sites in their entirety. No attempt has been made to modify the content or the message on either site.

ORIGINAL Department of Justice 49K jpeg

DOJ UnHacked

HACKED Department of Justice 39k jpeg

DOJ Hacked