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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. . . .
Top Level Domains: Winners and Losers, 2000  08 January 2001 
Source: Attrition - Posted by Nick DeClario   
Over year 2000, recorded over 5800 defacements, over 2000 more defacements over 1999. Where did all of these defacements come from? Did any Top Level Domains manage to reduce their share of defacements over the last year in what can . . .
Infamous Internet hackers become security consultants  05 January 2001 
Source: Austin American-Statesman / Lexis - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Some of the Internet's most adept computer hackers are forming a multimillion-dollar security company to advise the world's largest banks and hospitals how to keep their data safe. Members of the Boston-based L0pht Heavy Industries, who once boasted to the Senate . . .
Daily Cybercrime and Security Report  05 January 2001 
Source: E-Commerce Times - Posted by Jen Olson   
If you do business on the Internet, you cannot afford to be uninformed about the dangers and pitfalls that cybercrime poses. The following is a daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.
Hacking: It's a mad, mad, mad new world  04 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet eWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Several recent news items show that the new era is fast upon us-for example, the hostage-taking of some 55,000 credit card numbers at Not long before, a cracker was discovered to have been siphoning money into his bank account from . . .
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