Leader Hacked? Feb 16, 2010

So I just went to hop onto Leader‘s site to see if anything’s going on with the New Bike for a New Year Contest and this is what I saw.


  • funkadrome

    I guess I spotted it first, according to my tweet: http://twitter.com/funkadrome/status/9180970441

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    LuLz at the “first” game.

  • http://www.flickr.com/loosenutswheels Loose Nuts Custom Wheels

    So whats the point of this hacking? I know its an ignorant question, but seriously, of all the websites on the internet Leaders? Why not make the Specialized site redirect everyone to Giant. That would be funny

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    $$$$$$ They took it over and now Leader pays them to get it back.

  • http://www.alex-sins.blogspot.com AlexSins

    The music they placed on the site is so annoyingly dramatic.

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    aka AWESOME

  • Maple

    Fuck Leader this is Karma…

  • http://www.fixedgearcapetown.co.za Mettie

    Hacked by TREX? You mean to say Tracko’s behind all this? :-p

  • DustyGorilla


  • http://stevehartley.blogspot.com/ Steve Hartley

    I’ve never seen anything like this; im still shocked. Wait, so Leader has to pay to get it back? Why cant they contact someone and just dime these dudes out?

  • red

    they can. they prolly just called their host and had them bring in the backups.

  • tyler johnson


    The leader bike store is still functional.


  • flatty

    Just punks who found a hole in the webserver. Not like they can hold it for ransom.

  • http://www.leaderbikestore.com Dan Arel

    yes, we got hacked, it was an exploit in WordPress, we where not a specfic target, but the server we host on was hit by the hackers, they found every blog w/ the same exploit and attacked it.

    NO we dont have to pay money to get it back, I just had to delete 1 file to remove the hack.

    the store is still 100% functional, its hosted on another server, and has no WordPress database.

  • http://www.mattlingo.com Matt Lingo

    I say they go in and just take it and take it back


  • http://www.leaderbikeusa.com Dan Arel

    The site is back up and running now. Like I said, easy fix.


    we took it back w/ force matt lingo.

  • Ben

    Damn you, Floyd Landis!!! (shakes fist)

  • http://richmondfixed.com brandon lannie


  • kile

    ahahahahhahah at floyd landis!!!

  • http://ohoh2.blogspot.com/ DoubleOhTwo

    Chicken Strip at it again???