A group calling itself ``The Brotherhood of Warez'' hacked into the web site - http://www.cbc.ca/ - and replaced the opening screen with its own message.
Under the headline ``The Media Are Liars'', the group detailed its interpretation of Sommy, the ``cyber-stalker'' who terrorized a Windsor family. The ``stalker'' turned out to be the family's 15-year-old son.
The message blasted the media for portraying hackers as ``malicious''.
``Hackers and phone-phreaks are not what the media portrays'', the message said. ``They are not the huge threat that certain people would have us believe.''
The group blamed the media, particularly the CBC, that ``sensationalizes issues like this one to sell papers, make headlines, and get ratings''.
The CBC took their site off-line last night.
Mike Erlindson, The Star's web site producer, said it's hard to believe an ordinary hacker could break into a high-profile page.
``You would need a lot of computer skills to do something like that'', said Erlindson.
``It's like a prank. But it's just destructive.''