Paul Lamere at Music Machinery has the scoop on how /b/ hacked Time and not only made moot the most influential person of the year, but also embedded a message into the poll.

“Zombocom joked to one of his friends “it would be funny to troll Time.com and put us up as most influential, but since we are not explicitly on the list we’ll have to spell it out. ” His friend thought it was impossible. But two weeks later, “marblecake’ was indeed spelled out for all to see at the top of the Time.com poll.”

Pretty brilliant work really. Just imagine what Anonymous could do if they set themselves after a more noble cause.

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