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Possible Compromise of Tens of Thousands of Accounts at CCBILL  19 December 2001 
Source: incidents Mailing list - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
As reported by a subscriber to the incidents mailing list at SecurityFocus. "It appears that perhaps tens of thousands of username/passwords for valid shell logins ALL ACROSS THE NET may have been compromised at CCBILL, a large internet credit card/check processor used for e-commerce and adult sites, read carefully!!". . .
 
Latest Hacker Target: Routers  18 December 2001 
Source: Reuters / Yahoo - Posted by Jen Olson   
Bored with initiating traffic-flooding attacks that take down Web servers, hackers are focusing on router vulnerabilities that could let them divert large amounts of traffic to Internet wastelands, security experts warn.. . .
 
Checking out hacking tools  13 December 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A few days ago I watched a live hacking demo at the University of Sussex in which a company showed how easy it was to access a large number of credit card numbers on a supposedly secure ebusiness site. The demo took 15 minutes and involved an arsenal of tools easily available on the internet. As the independent security consultants I-Sec made Swiss cheese of the website's firewall, many of the delegates' jaws dropped - mine included.. . .
 
Hacker explains recent exploits inside WorldCom network  10 December 2001 
Source: ComputerWorld - Posted by Jen Olson   
A 20-year-old computer hacker who last weekend alerted telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc. about security holes he uncovered inside the company's network (see story) said he enters corporate Web sites without permission to satisfy his curiosity. Adrian Lamo, who has a publicized . . .
 
Guess Who's Hacking to Dinner?  09 December 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Kevin Mitnick says he never intended to spend part of an evening chatting pleasantly with the federal prosecutor who put him behind bars. The 38-year-old convicted cracker (turned cause célèbre, turned conference pundit) showed up at the National Press Club on . . .
 
Hacker had WorldCom in his hands  06 December 2001 
Source: News - Posted by Jen Olson   
Internet backbone provider MCI WorldCom has acknowledged that network-intrusion specialist Adrian Lamo used a security hole in a company Web server to grant himself access to its administrative network. The quizzical hacker poked around WorldCom's system four times over the past . . .
 
Linux lined up as virus target  05 December 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Jen Olson   
The onslaught of the Windows Goner worm warns us to watch for Christmas Grinches, but next year the warning may extend to Linux users as the operating system (OS) becomes more of a target.. . .
 
Wireless hacking kits cheap to compile  04 December 2001 
Source: VNUNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Experts last week showed how to put together a wireless hacking kit for less than £1,200. Speaking at NetEvents, Jan Guldentops, director of Better Access Labs, demonstrated how a hacker could create the kit using "any old laptop, an antenna, GPS, . . .
 
Hack Attacks Become Deadlier: Is There a Defense?  30 November 2001 
Source: NewsFactor - Posted by Jen Olson   
The bad news is that denial-of-service (DoS) attacks are becoming more numerous on the Internet. Not only are DoS attacks more frequent, they are more potent with the potential to do much greater harm than they've done to date. The good news? Right now, according to experts, there isn't any.. . .
 
Fluffi Bunni Places Ads At Security Site  29 November 2001 
Source: NewsBytes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Banner ads promoting a notorious group of computer attackers known as Fluffi Bunni today appeared at SecurityFocus.com, after the hackers compromised a server operated by the leading security firm's advertising partner. The ad banner depicted the hacking group's mascot, a pink . . .
 
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