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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 . . .
 
Too Much Focus On Hackers, Warns Security Expert  02 July 2001 
Source: SiliconValley - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Traditional security education is not working because most employees forget the most important rules at the most critical time." However, some companies may be focusing too much attention on external threats such as hackers, and ignoring the serious insider threats from . . .
 
Hackers force business to muster the experts  02 July 2001 
Source: Fairfax IT - Posted by Jen Olson   
Seemingly endless reports of new security breaches confirm that the mortar holding together the business world's walls of security is well and truly crumbling. But with e-business continuing to gain momentum, the inescapable burden of information security is . . .
 
So You Wanna Be a Hacker  29 June 2001 
Source: Tech TV - Posted by Dave Wreski   
If you want to stop hackers from invading your network, first you've got to invade their minds. That's the lesson the "white hat" hackers at Foundstone want network administrators to learn. A security consulting firm based in Irvine, California, Foundstone teaches . . .
 
Cheese: If it's good (worm), let it be!  29 June 2001 
Source: FreeOS - Posted by Nick DeClario   
System administrators worldwide recently reported signs that another self-spreading program, or worm, had started to infect Linux systems. The worm's existence has given rise to two schools of thought. One, which feels that the worm will help in securing the system . . .
 
One man's fight against computer hackers  28 June 2001 
Source: Lexis-Nexis / NPR - Posted by Chris Pallack   
An interview with Steve Gibson and his recent experiences with a distributed denial of service attack. " As the Internet has become easier to use, it's also become easier to hack. It used to require serious computer expertise to shut down a Web site or launch a virus. Now it's easy. All a hacker needs is the right tools to cause online mayhem.. . .
 
Hacker tracking site falls prey to ThePike  27 June 2001 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A hacker going by the name of ThePike yesterday defaced Alldas.de - a site that tracks Web site defacements... A well-known Web site that tracks defacements on other sites by hackers such as PoizonB0x was itself defaced yesterday by . . .
 
Alldas.de Defacement Mirror .. Defaced  27 June 2001 
Source: Attrition / jericho - Posted by Jen Olson   
On Tuesday June 26, 2001, a hacker named 'ThePike' managed to deface the European defacement mirror Alldas.de. Visitors to the site saw a modified news banner on the left side saying "ALLDAS GOT CRACKED! READ IT HERE". . . .
 
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