Hackers Break Into Philly's Official Web Site

"Team Evil" erases city's events page, a minor hack


Computer hackers who call themselves "Team Evil" erased at least one page from the city government's Web site yesterday.

For several hours in the afternoon, the events calendar page was blank, said City Councilman Frank Rizzo, who discovered the break-in.

Concerned about the security of his office computer, he contacted Dianah Neff, the city's chief information officer. Neff told Rizzo she could not determine whether the break-in was an inside job or a true breach, Rizzo said.

Neff could not be reached immediately. As of early last night, the calendar page had been restored.