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Wild Grape Bistro hacked by someone claiming to be Anonymous

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After proving they could bring down the Westboro Baptist Church, Sony, the Salt Lake City Police Department and Visa, international hacker group Anonymous has turned its attention to the another notoriously anti-free-speech group: SLC's own Wild Grape Bistro—wait, what?---

The popular South Temple restaurant's website, WildGrapeBistro.com, was hacked briefly today by "Kenan," who claimed to be with Anonymous (the message "we are Anonymous. I'm not Alone. I do not forgive. I do not forget Expect us.?" was scrolling under a black & white image of a person in a black suit).

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But the style of the hacker's message ('90s-era scrolling text and fluorescent colors, bad grammar—"thanks to everyone I am a Muslim Arab hackers") didn't seem quite up to par with Anonymous' usual quality. There were also no motivations listed—not even "my peach mimosa took 7 minutes to get to my table, down with brunch!!"  The image of the black suit was from the Anonymous section of SuperbWallpapers.com; maybe it's a viral marketing campaign?

The hacker also seemed to have been interrupted before finishing his work, as during the hack you could still download Wild Grape's excellent menus and make a reservation. You can't go wrong with brunch there—don't forget to try one of the many mimosas.

I mentioned the hack to the manager when I called to ask about brunch hours (unrelated to this blog), and the site was back up and running before I could finish this blog—so now the Wild Grape can add "thwarted Anonymous" to its list of dining awards.


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