Snoop Dogg’s partnership with Symantec isn’t off to a great start. Just two days after announcing the “Hack is Wack” rap competition, the HackIsWack.com Web site was attacked. At the time of publishing, the site seems to be offline, likely to protect users from a reported cross site scripting attack discovered on Friday.
We contacted Symantec for details and received the following response which, unfortunately doesn’t provide any juicy details on what happened:
“There are reports of vulnerabilities to a Norton microsite. Symantec is aware of the situation and we’re taking the necessary steps to enhance security on the site. We have found no evidence to date that any intrusion into the site or other areas of Symantec’s network or website have occurred. To date, Symantec can confirm that no company or customer data has been compromised or exposed. Symantec takes the security of our website and microsites very seriously and are taking the necessary steps to resolve this issue.”
Ain’t nuthin’ but a G thang, baby! In addition to the contest microsite being hacked, Symantec’s legal team forgot that it’s a double “g” in the rappers stage name. The contest rules misspelled Snoop’s name multiple times, calling him “Snoop Dog.” His real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus.
Is Symantec going to find the hackers and send Snoop’s crew after them? Be afraid because as Snoop said, “Come on man, you know when my team come after you, we gonna get you.”