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Hack Breaks Security Site's Back  25 October 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Jen Olson   
A security news website closed down Wednesday after its owner decided it wasn't worth fighting a malicious hacker who defaced the site the day before. The message bore the name of Kim Schmitz, a well-known hacker. But many in the hacker community doubt he was responsible, and Schmitz has reportedly said he didn't do it.. . .
 
UK in bad shape to fend off cyber attacks  24 October 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
An alliance has been formed between the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) and the Institute for Communications Arbitration and Forensics (ICAF) to promote improved understanding of cyber-security. The move comes after research, conducted by ICAF and the Communications Management Association, into . . .
 
New hacker Maxmouse defaces Taliban site  23 October 2001 
Source: VNUNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The official website of Afghanistan's National Taliban party has been defaced by what appears to be a new script kid on the block. But what has amazed security experts more is the fact that it took so long for someone to . . .
 
Hackers launch 'cyber jihad' on US  18 October 2001 
Source: VNUnet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Hackers in Pakistan have declared a cyber jihad on the US and Britain, only days after the FBI issued a warning predicting as much. Earlier this week, Pakistani hacker group GForce defaced the website of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric . . .
 
Online blackmailer leaks hacked data  11 October 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Chris Pallack   
An online gift certificate company said a hacker that blackmailed it for weeks after pilfering its customer information has apparently carried out threats of disclosing the data to its customers. Webcertificate.com customers reported getting an e-mail message that included their home and e-mail addresses.. . .
 
Cyber-raid hobbles web users  09 October 2001 
Source: NZ Herald - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Thousands of internet users were disrupted yesterday after hackers forced Telecom to sever its internet link with the outside world. It is understood that Telecom cut the link to its United States-based internet supplier, AboveNet, about 12.30 pm. Full services had . . .
 
Hackers face backlash  08 October 2001 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Jen Olson   
As the US considers new anti-hacking laws, security experts say the measures are in line with the real threat of online terrorism New anti-hacking laws are being proposed in the US to prevent terrorism, and UK security experts are calling for similar measures to be adopted globally.. . .
 
Dirty tricks of hunt for al-Qaida cash  07 October 2001 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
It would be every computer hacker's dream. Working from home, playing the usual games, except this time breaking into computers alongside U.S. intelligence forces - hunting down Osama bin Laden's money through cyberspace. A German hacker claims his pals have done just that.. . .
 
EFF: New law will treat hackers as terrorists  01 October 2001 
Source: CNN - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Legislation under consideration in the United States Congress to combat terrorism will treat low-level computer crimes as terrorist acts and threaten hackers with life imprisonment, according to officials of the civil liberties group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). EFF says the Anti-Terrorism . . .
 
Hackers find bin Laden's accounts  01 October 2001 
Source: VNUnet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A group of UK hackers claims to have captured confidential banking information on the wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden, and Al Qaeda, the organisation he heads up. According to 27-year-old millionaire Kim Schmitz, otherwise known as convicted hacker "Kimble", the group . . .
 
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