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Sony's robot-dog gets hacked  06 November 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Sony has forced a programmer to remove from his Web site code that changed the behavior of its Aibo robot dog. According to a report in New Scientist, the programs gave Aibo new functionality. One, called Disco Aibo, made . . .
Anti-U.S. Hackers May Step Up Attacks - FBI  06 November 2001 
Source: Newsbytes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center warned Friday of an increased threat of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on computer networks. According to an advisory released at the NIPC Web site, the organization "has reason to believe that the potential for future DDoS attacks is high.". . .
Graphical Statistics for October 2001  05 November 2001 
Source: - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
One interesting fact this month is that for the first time in a long time the most defaced Operating System is actually Linux. Linux was defaced 670 times (36.69%) against Windows 625 times (34.23%). This is very rare and you might . . .
Cybernarks - Who's hunting the Hackers?  30 October 2001 
Source: ZDNet AU - Posted by Nick DeClario   
Steven Lynch was first introduced to the joys of hunting down hackers in MIT in 1989. While working in the University's IT department he came across Australia's very own Leftist and Urvile, as they took control of the institutions servers and used them to poke holes in systems on the other side of the world.. . .
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. 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 . . .
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