Back when spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centuari were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri \[sorry Douglas\] most people in the local University’s Faculty or Arts ran their web pages off a DEC Alpha server.
All was good until one day an evil MA student from Criminology wrote a personal web page. The evil MA student had decided to do his thesis on black hat hackers. What better way to collect data on the aforementioned black hats than to publish a page challenging them to deface it? Believing his plan mighty and cunning, he even visited the dark IRC channels of the deep internet to inform the denizens there of his research and the challenge he proposed.
The first that the systems administrator heard of it was a tide of hack attempts against the server. This went on for several hours before an email arrived in the root account mailbox explaining that some idiot on an IRC channel was challenging people to hack the server.