Vatican web site attacked by hackers
The web site of the Vatican Central Committee for the Jubilee 2000 has been the victim of unidentified hackers.
Spanish-speaking journalists, who were on the Committee's mailing list, received an unpleasant surprise, when "Navidad.exe", an attachment to what they believed to be a Vatican announcement, destroyed all data on their systems.
Following protests, the managers of the Vatican service sent an e-mail message to all those concerned, informing them of the fact that the Italian authorities had been notified.
Infected messages were sent to the entire mailing list of the Jubilee Committee including the Vatican Secretariat of State.