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Mitnick to IT managers: 'Everybody is suspect'  29 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Infamous hacker Kevin Mitnick warned IT managers Wednesday that unless they educate every employee -- from the CEO to the receptionist -- about how hackers work and how to bolster security, corporate networks and Web sites will never be safe from . . .
 
Slashdot Database Compromised by 'White Hat' Hackers  29 September 2000 
Source: Slashdot - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Visitors to Slashdot this evening were greeted by a story announcing that the popular site's database had been compromised by 'hackers from the Netherlands,' who had secured the exploit and e-mailed Slashdot administrators informing them of the compromise.
 
Spooked in a game of cat and mouse between a hacker and the Feds  26 September 2000 
Source: Independend News [LinuxToday] - Posted by Jen Olson   
Last March, I wrote about the experience of being hacked. Your correspondent, still a Linux newbie after months of effort, discovered that his home-built Red Hat Linux machine had been commandeered and turned into an IRC chatbot by someone named "bonez".. . .
 
Man hacks US online banks, then goes on holiday  26 September 2000 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The security of online banking came under fire again today after a software analyst claimed he had been able to access people's accounts without breaking into a sweat. Ralph Dressel, a software analyst at Royal Skandia Investment Bank said that he . . .
 
Teen does time for NASA, military hacks  25 September 2000 
Source: Federal Computer Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A 16-year-old Miami resident who hacked into military and NASA computer systems will serve six months in a detention facility for his offenses. It's the first instance of a convicted juvenile hacker having to serve time for acts of juvenile delinquency, . . .
 
Bank software firm disputes hacking claims  25 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Banking software firm Fiserv has denied claims by the Observer newspaper that data accessed through one of its Web sites gave a UK security expert access to thousands of genuine bank accounts. Fiserv says security engineer Ralph Dressel . . .
 
Western Union Site Back Up After Breach  25 September 2000 
Source: AntiOnline - Posted by Jen Olson   
WESTERN Union Holdings Inc.'s Web site was out of commission for five days last week after a malicious hacker broke into the site and apparently copied the credit-card or debit-card numbers of about 15,700 Western Union customers. Peter Ziverts, a . . .
 
Have you been hacked? Then strike back  20 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Knock, knock. Who's there? Script kiddie. Script kiddie ... who? Unfortunately, script kiddies are no joke. The term "script kiddie" is what network people call hackers who run scripts to challenge your network security. They believe that most of these hackers . . .
 
The Internet Is Falling ... Not!  20 September 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Batten down the hatches and hide the women and children. Internet Armageddon is on its way ... again. A recent advisory from the CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie-Mellon University has raised the specter of an impending and massive denial of service . . .
 
HSBC internet sites hacked  20 September 2000 
Source: vunet.com - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Jo Ticehurst writes "HSBC's UK internet site and three other international sites have been broken into as part of an ongoing hacking campaign in support of the fuel protest." YACoHTMaP (Yet Another Case of Hacking To Make a Point). . . .
 
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