HACKED UCL STUDENTS SIGNED UP TO PORN AND JUSTIN BIEBER

Hacked UCL Students Signed Up To Porn And Justin Bieber
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HACKED UCL STUDENTS SIGNED UP TO PORN AND JUSTIN BIEBER



09 Thursday 09th October 2014

They've certainly gauged a reaction at UCL, after thousands of their students' email systems were compromised today. Students woke up to a breakfast of spam, finding their inboxes cluttered with emails thanking them for joining the mailing lists of everything from PornHub to Christian dating websites. Updates came streaming in from UKIP, Justin Bieber fan pages, Alcoholics Anonymous and the Sarah Palin Channel, to name but a few:

 

A silver lining to this tirade of newsletter abuse was perhaps found in an email from the UCL president. His hacked account sent an message to every student that simply read "BELLO". A foolish typo, but one we can understand give H's proximity to B.

Personally, if I had that sort of power I'd send out something a bit more interesting then a misspelt greeting, but its simplicity has garnered itself a hashtag and it's blowing up on Twitter, predictably. 

Even more predictably, all the worst forms of internet activity are clinging onto the incident, with the production of memes like this...

And the creation of a parody account, which tweets banterific puns like this:

It's been a big week for London's top universities. Before #BELLOGATE went down, LSE disbanded the men's rugby team for being sexist, classist and homophobic

If you want to try your hand at being a troll, simply email all-students@ucl.co.uk. Ruin a students day, sign them up to a Nigel Farage podcast or something. You didn't hear it from me.

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