Seventh Harry Potter Hacked?

Someone claims to have hacked the Bloomsbury Publishing network, and has posted what he says is the ending to the last Harry Potter book.

I don’t believe it, actually. Sure, it’s possible — probably even easy. But the posting just doesn’t read right to me.

The attack strategy was the easiest one. The usual milw0rm downloaded exploit delivered by email/click-on-the-link/open-browser/click-on-this-animated-icon/back-connect to some employee of Bloomsbury Publishing, the company that’s behind the Harry crap.

And I would expect someone who really got their hands on a copy of the manuscript to post the choice bits of text, not just a plot summary. It’s easier, and it’s more proof.

Sorry; I don’t buy it.

EDITED TO ADD (7/25): I was right; none of his “predictions” were correct.

Posted on June 21, 2007 at 2:30 PM

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