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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