Firm Unwittingly Hosts Terrorist Video

By Deane Barker on June 19, 2004

San Jose firm unwillingly hosts footage of kidnapped American: What a crappy thing to do to someone (to say nothing of the murder itself).

Computer hackers commandeered the Web site of a San Jose mapping and land-surveying company to post videos of American engineer Paul M. Johnson Jr. that were taken before the al-Qaeda hostage was beheaded in Saudi Arabia on Friday. […]

“The usage at the Web hosting company went sky-high” as Internet users flocked to view the videos, Redd said Friday. “We’re saddened by the events that provoked all this activity.”

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Comments

  1. Yeah, that really sucks. Even worse, did you hear about those 2 radio DJs who were fired for laughing through the sound footage? What is the matter with people anymore?!

  2. its the age of the internet i am afraid. give it a year or 2 and suicide bombers will have webcams on them and it will be broadcast live on the internet.

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