Preliminary reports are starting to filter through that Eden Park construction workers dressed as Tony Wall and Jonno Marshall managed to slip past Sunday Star-Times security.
One of the pair was even able to stand within just centimetres of the news editor before getting bored and wandering off to the kitchen to make a toasted sandwich.
That the paper’s security was breached so easily is frightening enough, especially as its sports section prepares to cover the 2011 World Cup.
But the red-neck duo were also able to use their infiltration of the Star-Times to compromise the Fairfax website Stuff.co.nz, posting such wolf whistling photo pieces as Cheerleaders of the World, the balder Super 14 Cheerleaders, plus a more in-depth exposé on what happens to a cheerleader's miniskirt when a farmer holds her upside down.
The pair also posted a series of opinion columns to the Star-Times' news queue under the pseudonym Michael Laws, two of which were inadvertently entered into the Qantas Media Awards by the paper’s editors.
Police told NBR they were taking the case seriously, but had to prioritise a serious hacking incident at the NZ Herald’s website, where a gang of 14-year-old school boys this morning took over the Technology home page: