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Stomp the identity thieves  05 March 2001 
Source: The Register - Posted by Jen Olson   
dentity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country, and there's no doubt that the Internet makes it easier. But while some argue that sequestering personal information from the Web is the only solution, I have seen the . . .
Tag - You're Hit  05 March 2001 
Source: Interactive Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
An estimated one-third of all shopping cart applications at Internet retailing sites have software holes that make them vulnerable to the price switching scam, said Peggy Weigle, chief executive of Sanctum Clara, Calif. For example, a major PC manufacturer sells a . . .
'I Hired a Hacker': A Security Manager's Confession  27 February 2001 
Source: ComputerWorld - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
I'm sitting at my desk, having a cup of coffee and a toasted bagel when I notice this young, blond, pimply-faced kid standing outside my cube with this smirk on his red, puffy-cheeked face. I ask him what I can do . . .
Speaking in Code  26 February 2001 
Source: ABC News - Posted by Jen Olson   
In the basement of an old farmhouse deep in the Norwegian countryside, a 15-year-old computer geek named Jon Lech Johansen pecked out the finishing touches on a piece of programming that had been keeping him busy after school. Jon says . . .
Nintendo and 299 Germans hit by hackers  26 February 2001 
Source: - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Hackers defaced Nintendo's European website and nine of its German sites on Sunday as part of an attack that gained access to 300 websites with either German or top level domain extensions.
Microsoft exec tells how hacker got in  24 February 2001 
Source: Seattle Times - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
A top Microsoft executive revealed yesterday how a hacker was able to view some of the company's top-secret source code last October, shedding light on a notorious attack that raised concern worldwide about network security. A hacker gained broad access because . . .
Browser hijackings upset security pundits  24 February 2001 
Source: - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Web surfers are in a tug-of-war for control of their home page settings, fighting off increasingly aggressive tactics by Net businesses and online marketers aimed at commandeering first rights to consumers' browsers. Unsuspecting consumers who install software, open attachments or merely . . .
Various recent high profile defacements  23 February 2001 
Source: Attrition - Posted by Dave Wreski   
I had meant to do an update to my previous high profile summary of sorts. After drinking a Corona I began working on this post and it hit home yet again. Half way through writing this, another server on Hewlett Packard's network was defaced. I don't know what I find more ironic, that four HP servers were defaced this month, or that in each case they were running Windows NT or Linux instead of HP-UX (their own unix operating system). Toward the end of this list are two sites that also strike a bit of irony.. . .
Attrition statement on NY Times defacement greeting  21 February 2001 
Source: Attrition - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In the recent defacement of the NY Times business site, the defacer from "Sm0ked Crew" included an apology to Attrition that has resulted in a flood of mail to Attrition staff asking for clarification. Attrition staff frequently endures abuse from script-kiddy groups who are under the misguided belief that we work for them. We have been harassed and chastised if we are slow in posting a defacement or if we happen to miss one.. . .
Online vandals smoke New York Times site  16 February 2001 
Source: - Posted by Chris Pallack   
A Web-defacing duo calling themselves Sm0ked Crew Thursday night added a page within The New York Times site to their growing list. "Well...I'm sorry to say but you just got sm0ked by Splurge," read part of the page that replaced the . . .
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