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Suspect arrested in nuclear weapons lab hacking  12 September 2000 
Source: CNET - Posted by Jen Olson   
A man suspected of hacking into a computer at a nuclear weapons laboratory last year has been arrested. Benjamin Breuninger, 21, was taken into custody yesterday by federal agents at his Minnesota home on charges of unauthorized access of a protected . . .
 
Hackers' invitation to hit system links  12 September 2000 
Source: afr.com.au - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Far from being an expression of masochism, the strategy aims to test on the ground the stability and robustness of the corporate information system. Over the past year, companies such as Computer Associates, Ernst & Young and Compuware have begun setting . . .
 
Vandals up attacks on Linux Web pages  12 September 2000 
Source: TheStar [LinuxToday] - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Do you know which operating system your Web server's running? If the answer is Linux, there's an increasing chance your home page will be attacked. According to statistics gathered by security research group Attrition, Linux-based Web sites are four times more . . .
 
Insurgency on the Internet  11 September 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A nice compendium of the most noteworthy hacks/cracks in history. Includes a gallery of hacked sites, a definition of 'hacking', most recent hacking info, and general hacking links.
 
Western Union Hit by Hackers  11 September 2000 
Source: abcnews.com - Posted by Jen Olson   
Hackers stole credit and debit card information from 15,700 online customers of Western Union, whose Web site was unprotected while undergoing maintenance. By Sunday evening, no cases of credit card fraud had been reported to the Englewood, Colo.-based company, and only . . .
 
The History Of Hacking  09 September 2000 
Source: Net-Security.org - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Nowadays, different people have different views on the hacking scene. Often times people of similar skill level have similar opinions. There is no official definition of a hacker, rather a vague idea amongst the masses. In addition, the media loves to add false information to draw audiences' attention across the nation, for the pure sake of money. . . .
 
Hacker Attacks Over 100 Sites With Pro-Napster Notes  08 September 2000 
Source: NewsBytes - Posted by Jen Olson   
An anonymous hacker has reportedly defaced at least 50, and possibly as many as 110, Web sites with pro-Napster, anti-record industry graffiti and messages. A radio report today said the unknown intruder attacked sites ranging from NASA to the Communications . . .
 
ABN Amro e-banking service hacked  05 September 2000 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Dave Wreski   
An investigative programme for Dutch TV has exposed security flaws in national bank ABN Amro's e-banking service Home Net. Hackers managed to breach defences and divert payments into their own accounts.. . .
 
New DDoS attack targets chat, Linux machines  05 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A new distributed denial of service tool has been discovered in the wild and is spreading, according to Internet Security Systems Inc.'s X-Force service.. . .
 
Wide Spread UNIX Vulnerability  05 September 2000 
Source: Bugtraq - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A serious security vulnerability has been found in glibc, the standard C library which is responsible for many core functions, including printf(). This new form of vulnerability, titled "format string" vulnerability, occurs when an input string is interpreted incorrectly, resulting in the potential for execution of arbitrary code. Most vendors have already released updates.. . .
 
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