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FSU Campus Wi-Fi Users Redirected to "Meat Spin" Shock Site by Hacker

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On March 1, students who tried to log on to the Internet using the free Wi-Fi network on Florida State University's Panama City campus found themselves automatically redirected to an infamous Internet shock site called Meatspin.com. In case you're unfamiliar, the site does not feature a 24-ounce porterhouse steak on a lazy Susan.

How do we put this gently? Well, um, it features a video on loop of two men engaged in carnal relations while a certain part of the receiving partner's anatomy spins in a perfect 360-degree motion like a helicopter blade. It's a real hoot.

As you might imagine, FSU did not intend this. The sneaky redirection was pulled off by a hacker, 26-year-old Benjamin Blouin. He claimed he was merely trying to draw attention to a security flaw in the system.

According to the News-Herald, it's not immediately clear how long the hack was in effect or how many students and staff members were exposed to the furiously twirling reproductive organ.

Now the school requires users to log in, and Blouin says that's what he wanted all along.

"Anybody's identity, while they're logged onto that network, could be at risk," Blouin told police.

He was arrested and charged with a third-degree felony of offenses against computer users.

However, he did claim he did not personally choose Meatspin.com, but rather it was the default setting of the hacking program he used.

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