Hacker BlackJester claims to have breached several servers owned by Qwest (now CenturyLink).

"He gained unauthorized access to a Qwest server and plans to keep it hostage until the company contacts him," writes Softpedia's Eduard Kovacs. "By this he wants to prove how easily accessible their servers are."

"The curious thing about the situation is that the hacker doesn’t intend to cause any damage," Kovacs writes. "Instead, he wants the company to contact him, so that he can help them patch up the vulnerabilities. 'I want to send them a message so that they know that they are in danger. Also, I want to warn them that anyone can reach US government servers through them,' the hacker added."

Go to "Qwest Datacenter 'Held Hostage' by Hacker (Exclusive)" to read the details.

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