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Hackers Discuss Retaliatory Cyberstrikes  13 September 2001 
Source: Newsbytes - Posted by Jen Olson   
Although the U.S. government has yet to publicly identify suspects in Tuesday's terrorist attacks on America, some hackers are already plotting counterstrikes against Islamic Web sites, according to postings in Internet newsgroups. So far, the impact of the planned retaliatory hacking has been limited.. . .
Linux users in Trojan debate  12 September 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
The Remote Shell Trojan, disclosed last week by, has sparked a storm of controversy among Linux devotees who are arguing fiercely over the degree of danger posed by the exploit. Users logging into to discuss's coverage have highlighted the sensitivity of the issue for the Linux community.. . .
FBI operation penetrates hacker underground  12 September 2001 
Source: ComputerWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The FBI has gained a foothold in the hacker underground thanks to an 18-month undercover operation launched during the height of the U.S. military's 1999 bombing campaign in Kosovo. What started out as a Defense Department operation designed to ferret out . . .
Security survey to measure awareness  10 September 2001 
Source: ComputerWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Relatively short article, but shows that Social Engineering still is a legitimate threat to organizations. "When Chris Pick and Todd Tucker want to demonstrate to a client how vulnerable its system is, they often just put on a pair of overalls and pick up a tool box.. . .
Linux based Trojan gets a closer look  10 September 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Chris Pallack   
In light of the interest in the recently discovered Linux based Remote Shell Trojan, has uncovered more details of the worm's functionality in a bid to dispel any fear, uncertainty and doubt. Security experts analysing the Trojan have said that . . .
New Unix worm could be next Code Red  10 September 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A new Internet worm designed to attack a common flaw in Unix systems has been confirmed dead, but security experts are warning that the self-propagating worm could be the next Code Red. The X.C worm exploits a newly discovered hole in the telnet service that is run on most Unix systems.. . .
XP Cracks Appear Before Product  05 September 2001 
Source: - Posted by Jen Olson   
In Microsoft's battle against software piracy, the first round goes to pirates, even though the starting bell hasn't even rung yet. Microsoft's new operating system, Windows XP, won't be in stores for another seven weeks, but pirated copies are already floating . . .
Study: Many UK businesses prey to cybercrime  31 August 2001 
Source: CNN - Posted by Jen Olson   
Cybercrime is on the rise in the UK and for the first time, those businesses that are hit by hacks are more likely to be attacked by hackers from outside of the company instead of inside, according to a study published Wednesday by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).. . .
US government re-issues telnet warning  31 August 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Jen Olson   
A warning has been re-issued by the National Infrastructure Protection Centre (NIPC) about a vulnerability in the telnet daemon program following "numerous reports" of intruders exploiting the hole. The NIPC, part of the US government, also fears that users may face . . .
Hack attacks on home PCs increase  29 August 2001 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Home PCs are coming under increasing threat from intruders, and those on broadband connections are the most vulnerable, according to CERT The last three months have seen a significant rise in so-called intruder attacks directed at home users, . . .
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