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Besieged and busy  15 January 2001 
Source: Lawrence Journal-World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Worried about hackers, companies flock to computer security firms to lock out dangers. If it's not a group of tech-savvy malcontents cracking into Internet powerhouses like Amazon and eBay, it's a smart-aleck Filipino kid scripting an e-mail virus, just because he . . .
 
Computer security company to hackers: Bring it on  15 January 2001 
Source: CNN - Posted by Chris Pallack   
OpenHack III, a computer-hacking contest sponsored by eWeek magazine, will feature some stiff competition when it opens Monday. In one corner is Savoy, Illinois-based Argus Systems Group, maker of a computer security product called PitBull that the company claims is virtually . . .
 
Group Says It Beat Music Security but Can't Reveal How  15 January 2001 
Source: NY Times - Posted by Jen Olson   
As part of an industry competition to test the security of a digital music copyright protection system developed by a group of entertainment and technology companies, Professor Felten was part of a group that says it successfully disabled the system. But . . .
 
U.S.-based computer security company to host computer-hacking contest  15 January 2001 
Source: Canada.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Ladies and gentlemen, start your modems. OpenHack III, a computer-hacking contest sponsored by eWeek magazine, will feature some stiff competition when it opens Monday. In one corner is Savoy, Ill.-based Argus Systems Group, maker of a computer security product called PitBull . . .
 
Teen plot to overthow the Internet?  14 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A group of teen and young adult computer hackers allegedly planned an international conspiracy in which they hoped to ``take down the Internet'' on New Year's Eve, federal agents in Los Angeles said on Friday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said . . .
 
Wireless spam: How can it be stopped?  14 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In our wireless world, can solicitors find you anywhere within cell range if you have a data-ready wireless phone turned on? Internet users have for years been complaining about unwanted email, or spam, with messages that promise everything from quick cash . . .
 
'Pimpshiz' speaks--with pride  13 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The law appears to have caught up with "Pimpshiz," the hacker allegedly responsible for defacing some 200 Web sites last year with pro-Napster graffiti. On Friday, police investigating the Web site break-ins confirmed they had searched the Pleasant Hill, Calif., home . . .
 
Los Alamos lab employee arrested for alleged hacking  12 January 2001 
Source: CNN - Posted by Nick DeClario   
A current employee of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the nation's top nuclear weapons research facility, has been arrested on charges of computer hacking and tampering with a witness while a student, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday.. . .
 
IRC: Attack From Killer 'HaX0rZ'  10 January 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Probably the best account on what's been happening with Undernet. "But IRC channels are increasingly being hit with denial of service attacks that are severe enough to cause their service contracts with ISPs to be terminated and IRC servers to shut . . .
 
Security guard hacks nuke plant  10 January 2001 
Source: The Register - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A security patrolman is believed to have hacked his way into computer networks at the Bradwell nuclear reactor in Essex near London and to have altered and deleted information, the Guardian Unlimited reported Tuesday. . . .
 
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