Technology News: Computer group Lulzsec have hacked the BBCâs Ceefax service in what is thought to beÂ retaliatory act for a number of arrests of its members yesterday.
âYou deprive us of our freedom,â said one member of the group on Twitter. âNow we will deprive you of news, sport, weather, and TV listings from 3-ish-am to 6 am every morning.â
The Ceefax pages have been replaced by a message from Lulzsec and a crude 8-bit penis, which the group says represents the âpuppet BBC acting as the lapdog of the totalitarian regime which controls us allâ.
The BBC said itâs engineers are attempting to regain control of the Ceefax service, but many of them had forgotten how it works and what it is exactly.
âI canât believe itâs still around!â said a spokesman for the BBC. âIt looks like one of those computers my Dad had in the 1980âs. Maybe I should call him up and ask him where the off switch is?â
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