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AntiOffline founder reports to Club Fed  22 July 2001 
Source: The Register - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Jesus Oquendo, aka Sil, who maintains the quirky site AntiOffline, has been convicted of computer trespass and eavesdropping and sentenced to 27 months in a minimum security federal jail and ordered to pay $96,385 in restitution. He reports on Monday to . . .
 
Hacker Arrest Stirs Protest  19 July 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Jen Olson   
When the FBI arrested a Russian programmer this week on charges of criminal copyright violations, the government unwittingly ignited a powder keg of outrage. Web pages immediately sprouted to demand the release of Dmitry Sklyarov, who was visiting the United States . . .
 
'Hack in a box' tool emerges at Def Con  18 July 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Argentinian security firm Core-SDI created a storm of controversy when it unveiled an 'intelligent' hacking tool which automates system penetration. The as yet unnamed tool, showcased at the Def Con and Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, is capable of scanning . . .
 
FBI nabs Russian expert at Def Con  17 July 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
The FBI took a Russian encryption expert into custody Monday at his hotel in Las Vegas for publishing software that cracks a variety of methods used to secure e-books and thus, according to the bureau, violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. . . .
 
Lapse At SANS May Have Been Self-Inflicted  17 July 2001 
Source: Newsbytes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Procedural mistakes, and not some new security bug, were likely the cause of the defacement last week of the Web site of the SANS Institute, according to sources close to the organization. The computer security research and education group restored its Web site Sunday evening, after its home page was replaced Friday by an attacker using the name "Fluffi Bunni.". . .
 
Cybercrime Skyrockets, Say Security Reports  08 July 2001 
Source: The Industry Standard - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Cybercops say computer crime incidents more than doubled last year, creating a virtual crime wave across computer systems all over the world. More than 21,000 incidents, up from nearly 10,000 in 1999, were reported in 2000 to Carnegie Mellon University's Software . . .
 
Defaced Commentary: Evil Angelica  05 July 2001 
Source: Attrition - Posted by Jen Olson   
Beginning around November 2000, a defacer known as "Evil Angelica" (EA) has consistantly defaced web pages with humorous material. While Attrition has never condoned defacing web pages for any reason, we often did get a laugh out of some of EA's defacements. Perhaps the most amusing and ironic was the "Bob the Ethical Burglar" defacement. An ongoing theme of EA has been taunting other defacer groups, often ridiculing their work or their (lack of) skills.. . .
 
Webjacking Explained  04 July 2001 
Source: Lexis-Nexis - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A webjacking is often accomplished by the webjacker sending a counterfeit email message to the registrar controlling a domain name registration. The counterfeit message appears to have been sent from someone with authority over the domain name, and the message instructs . . .
 
Hackers learning to can spam  03 July 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Nick DeClario   
Several small Internet service providers have been shocked to see some of their most unlikely users turn into spammers. But it turns out the users are unwitting tools of a new virus that experts say is the first case they've seen of hackers finding a way to commercially exploit their skills.. . .
 
Most Hacking Hides Real Threats  03 July 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The high profile of such relatively inconsequential online political warfare as denial-of-service attacks and playful site defacement has the general public distracted from much graver risks. That's especially true in Europe, according to experts, where many Internet users are newer to . . .
 
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