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Serving the University of Virginia community since 1890 Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Cloudy. High 80, Low 57 See A3 Volume 123, No. 103 Distribution 10,000 StudCo talks Root the Box Chief Technology Officer Alex Pawlowski allays Council members concerns about hacking incident By Abby Meredith Cavalier Daily Senior Writer Student Council met Tuesday to discuss the University's lack of response to the Root The Box website hacking, in which the University's main webpage was redirected to a site hosted by a Twitter user who goes by the name @R00tTh3B0x. Council’s Chief Technology Officer Alex Pawlowski, a third-year Engineering student, responded to Council members’ concerns by saying the University was waiting to issue an official statement until it had completed further investigations. “They are still trying to pinpoint Please see StudCo, Page A3 Jenna Truong | Cavalier Daily In addition to discussing the Root the Box controversy, Student Council passed a resolution in support of the Boston Marathon runners at its meeting Tuesday. Hackers admit one member went to U.Va. “UVa hasn’t changed a bit since I attended,” the ominous message read, tweeted from the @ R00tTh3B0x hacker account last night. The fierce battle between the University's Information and Technology Services and an anonymous hacker group @R00tTh3B0x — at least one of whose members attended the University — continued Tuesday evening as the hacking war stretched into its 24th hour. The University's homepage was first compromised around 9:10 p.m. Monday evening, and after an uneventful day the website was once again taken over by the hacker group Tuesday at 7 p.m. In addition to featuring a skull symbol and redirecting to the hacker's Twitter page, the group also included a message for ITS: "If you admit your security fails and acknowledge #RTB for our actions we'll leave you NEWS IN BRIEF alone. Otherwise, you'll continue to feel the wrath." @R00tTh3B0x said it had obtained access to confidential information about University students and that it was going to hack personal email inboxes."We did exploit UVa through their 'honors' wordpress," the hackers told Cavalier Daily columnist Andrew Kouri in an interview through an encrypted chat website CryptoCat. The account tweeted Monday that the group is not politically motivated or affiliated with the University or the official Root the Box hacking competition, but later revealed at least one of their members had attended the University. "We hacked it because we can ... for fun, and because of the University's lack of security," the account tweeted. "That sums it up." ITS representative Mark Smith said that all information concerning the website defacement would come directly through University administration. Both ITS and the Web Communication team are continuing to investigate the website's defacement, University spokesperson McGregor McCance said. An official University statement also said that contrary to the hackers' claims, the University's mail system was not affected and no confidential information was compromised. "All I can disclose is: RTB1 will be a nightmare for UVa," the hackers told Kouri. "[We demand for ITS] to apologize to the community, and to admit that we have access to plenty of data that they say we don't." —compiled by Kelly Kaler Speaker talks leadership Encouraging invovlement requires meeting students where they are, Sullivan says By Sarah Pritchett and Zachary Peak Cavalier Daily Staff Writers Jenna Truong | Cavalier Daily The Office of the Dean of Students hosted motivational speaker T.J. Sullivan in an effort to promote more effective student leadership techniques. Motivational speaker T.J. Sullivan spoke in Newcomb Ballroom Tuesday night, addressing the causes and possible solutions to college students' growing apathy. Sullivan targeted his talk toward student leaders at the University, encouraging them to lead others toward involvement and engagement in stu- dent organizations. “The best use of effort for a student leader is to lead where the members are,” he said. “The idea that every member of an organization will be equally committed and engaged is a fantasy.” Sullivan said it was important to recognize different motivational techniques would be required to involve members with varying levels of interest in the group. Members could be divided into three groups depending on their pre-existing commitment to the organization, he said. “Top-third members are creative," Sullivan said. "Give them something to do. [Give them] recognition, challenges and support.” Members of the bottom-third should be given only minimal requirements to make sure they stay involved, Sullivan Please see Motivation, Page A3 No. 8 Cavs look to rebound Baseball hosts in-state Old Dominion after losing three of four games last week By Michael Eilbacher Cavalier Daily Senior Associate Editor The No. 8 Virginia baseball team entered last Wednesday with a 30-3 record, overpowering its competition and tearing through the ACC. One week later, the Cavaliers have doubled that loss total, dropping three of their last four games against Radford and No. 15 Georgia Tech. Wednesday, they look to right the ship against Old Dominion at Davenport Field. “The last week was a bit of a challenging week for us,” coach Brian O’Connor said. “This is the first point in this season — and we’ve played a lot of baseball already — where we’re really dealing with some true adversity from a win-loss standpoint, so I’m excited for our club to get back out here against Old Dominion.” Barring a 7-2 win Saturday, the Virginia (31-6, 13-5 ACC) bats struggled against a strong Yellow Jacket pitching staff, scoring just three runs in the two other games. Georgia Tech senior Buck Farmer pitched a one-run, 10-strikeout complete game Friday — a performance that earned him ACC Pitcher of the Week honors — and sophomore Cole Pitts gave up two runs in 5.1 innings of Sunday’s rain-shortened game. Virginia has excelled all season at scoring late in games, which made Sunday’s loss particularly frustrating for the players, who felt they might have been able to break through. “Any time where you don’t get to play all nine, you’re always going to wonder 'What if?'" redshirt senior first baseman Jared King said. “That being said, they had the same opportunity that we did those first six innings. Obviously we would have loved to play them all, but that’s the way it ended.” The lone win of the weekend for Virginia came from redshirt senior Scott Silverstein, who struck out nine batters in seven innings Saturday to take the win. After an injury-filled career for the Cavaliers, Silver- Kelsey Grant | Cavalier Daily Senior second baseman Reed Gragnani hit his second career home run against Georgia Tech and has started 35 of Virginia’s 37 games in 2013. Please see Baseball, Page A5 Hokies visit Charlottesville No. 16 Virginia desperately seeks win against archrivals, return to above. 500 By Matthew Morris Cavalier Daily Associate Editor Kelsey Grant | Cavalier Daily Redshirt sophomore attacker Dana Boyle came off the bench to score two goals last Thursday, but Johns Hopkins upset the Cavaliers, 9-8. Please recycle this newspaper Wednesday evening, the No. 16 Virginia women’s lacrosse team will take the field at Klöckner Stadium for its final game of the regular season. The Cavaliers (7-8, 0-4 ACC) were unable to establish a rhythm in Charlottesville, compiling a 2-5 home record and winning only one of six games against opponents in the top 20. Virginia will now turn its attention to archrival Virginia Tech (8-5, 0-3 ACC) in a game that will decide which team will finish No. 5 in the ACC. “We have to win,” redshirt sophomore attacker Dana Boyle said. “There’s really no other option ... we have to win to make it to the postseason. So I think it’s really important ... there’s a lot weighing on Wednesday’s game.” The NCAA Tournament expanded its field from 16 to 26 teams beginning this year, so the Cavaliers will likely make the draw despite falling from No. 11 to No. 16 in the latest News Desk...................(434)326-3286 Ads Desk......................(434)326-3233 Editor-in-Chief.............(434)249-4744 Additional contact information may be found online at C M Y K Cyan Magenta Yellow Black polls. Nonetheless, Virginia would like to finish its season in a positive direction just days before the conference tournament, which runs from April 25 to 28 in Chapel Hill, N.C. A loss to Virginia Tech would yield additional undesirable consequences: Virginia would finish winless in conference play for just the second time in program history and cement its place as the No. 6 seed in the ACC TourPlease see Lacrosse, Page A5 Comics Classifieds Opinion Life Health & Science A2 A4 A6 A8 A10

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