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Systematic attack over weekend targets government sites on three continents  23 January 2001 
Source: CNN - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The attack was one of the largest, most systematic defacements of worldwide government servers on the Web, Attrition.org said on its site. The sites were replaced with the hackers' logo and the message "presents... the largest .gov and .mil mass . . .
 
Planet Suffers Big Hack Attack  22 January 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
A group calling itself Pentaguard simultaneously cracked government websites in the United States, England and Australia. The group replaced the home pages of the sites over the weekend with a statement reading "The largest .gov & .mil mass defacement in the . . .
 
Vandals mutate Ramen Linux worm  22 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
After infecting NASA and Texas A&M University last week, the worm--a self-spreading program that focuses on versions 6.2 and 7.0 of Red Hat's Linux OS--is making its move on Linux servers abroad, as vandals use the program to post digital graffiti.. . .
 
Openhack III bowed but not broken  22 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet eWeek - Posted by Nick DeClario   
The battle has begun, and the first salvo was a fierce one, as a cascade of denial-of-service attacks swept over the Openhack III site in its first four days of operation. As of midday Thursday, no one had succeeded in any . . .
 
Yahoo, Microsoft traffic 'hijacked'  22 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Nick DeClario   
A computer glitch is being blamed for cutting off Web traffic headed for Yahoo.com and Microsoft.com on Saturday. For about 12 hours, thousands of Internet users trying to visit those two popular Web sites and dozens of others were instead sent . . .
 
Hackers Still Can Wreak Net Havoc  21 January 2001 
Source: CRN - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Internet world stood still this past summer when hackers launched denial-of-service attacks on Yahoo, Amazon and other high-profile Web sites, effectively shutting them down. Today, months after the attacks, the Internet is no better protected, security experts say. "A lot . . .
 
Counterspy  21 January 2001 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Two hot new weapons are "honey pots" and tracers. A honey pot is a fake server set up to trap the unwitting intruder. Once inside, an alarm is tripped and the hacker's every keystroke, method of entry and manner of attack . . .
 
Copy protection on Whistler easily cracked  20 January 2001 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Whistler's copy protection is by no means uncrackable, according to various of The Register's shady sources. The hardware-locked key system currently shipping with the Whistler beta seems to be fairly easy to get around, and the inconvenience of the system - . . .
 
Internet worm squirms into Linux servers  18 January 2001 
Source: CNET - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
When trying to infect Red Hat 6.2 systems, the worm will use the RPC.statd and wu-FTP flaws, according to an analysis completed by Daniel Martin, a Debian Linux developer. RPC.statd is one of several services that a Linux server can run . . .
 
Hackers' video technology goes open source  17 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
DivX has been touted by some as the technology that could do for video online what MP3 did for music. The technology itself doesn't allow hackers to break through the anti-copying protections on DVDs. But used in conjunction with technologies that . . .
 
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