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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 . . .
 
Cyber Attacks During the War on Terrorism  28 September 2001 
Source: Institute for Security Technology Studies (ISTS) - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This report analyzes the possibility of cyber attacks against U.S. and allied information infrastructures in response to anticipated military strikes against terrorists and nation-state sponsors. While many have speculated about the possibility for such cyber attacks, this report provides a detailed, . . .
 
New ads to target hackers, discourage cyber-retaliation  27 September 2001 
Source: Nando Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Vint Cerf, who helped develop the Internet's basic communications tools in the 1970s, said hackers "do not contribute in any constructive way to dealing with the many problems our global civilization faces." Keeping the Internet smoothly functioning, he said, "will at least offer a way for (the) collective expression of views and perhaps better understanding.". . .
 
Linux experts wine over virus  24 September 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Chris Pallack   
There was much mocking in the Linux camp this weekend when it was discovered that the Sir Cam virus will run under the Open Source operating system - but only under the Wine Windows emulator.. . .
 
'Happy Hacker' Drops A Bomb On Security Experts  22 September 2001 
Source: Newsbytes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
On Wednesday, the 14,300-strong subscribers to a popular security list known as Vuln-Dev received what may have appeared a rare treat: a message to the list containing source code to a program that gave the user full control of a remote Unix system. But as some Vuln-Dev readers, many of whom are system administrators for businesses, painfully learned, the program was a Trojan horse, and if compiled and run, could delete most of the files on the user's computer.. . .
 
Pro-Bin Laden Pakistani Hacker Defaces World Trade Site  20 September 2001 
Source: Newsbytes - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
In a move that could ignite hacker tensions, the founder of a group called the Pakistan Hackerz Club today defaced the Web site of World Trade Services, a California-based firm that facilitates international e-commerce. In a message left at the . . .
 
DDos attack knocks out Alldas.de - for good?  19 September 2001 
Source: The Register - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Alldas.de, the well known defacement archive, is once again looking for a home after a deal to move from its ISP fell through in the wake of a debilitating hack attack. Three weeks ago, Alldas was subjected to a week-long distributed . . .
 
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