Posted November 18th, 2009
From The Register
Self-proclaimed anti-fascist hackers have struck a major blow at controversial World War II historian David Irving by taking down two of his websites and publishing scores of his emails and private information.
The 16,000-word missive posted to Wikileaks contains the names and contact details of supporters of Irving, who – among other things – claims that Adolf Hitler was unaware of the Holocaust. It also includes passwords for accounts Irving used to receive email, administer his websites, and process online purchases of his books and tickets. Its posting over the weekend coincided with the outage of his two websites, Irvingbooks.com and Focal Point Magazine.
“I committed the usual error of using the same password for two internet applications,” Irving told The Register on Tuesday. “It’s not very pleasant for the people whose own data has been compromised.”
The contents from Irving’s America Online email account showed contemporaneous messages with supporters and assistants as Irving toured the United States promoting his latest book. Many of the emails reveal locations of appearances that were generally kept secret until just hours before they were to begin.
“We trust you to keep this location confidential,” the messages conclude.