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Hacktivists own Myanmar govt. site  03 August 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Chris Parker   
Engineers were still trying on Thursday to restore control of the Myanmar (Burma) government Web site after hacktivists brought it down, the Associated Press reports.
 
Step inside the world of hacking  28 July 2000 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The world of computer hackers is a constant cat-and-mouse game between "white hats" and "black hats." Some white hats use "honeypots" to learn about their enemy. Honeypots look like normal Web servers to a black hat, but they are really traps . . .
 
Debate erupts over disclosure of software security holes  28 July 2000 
Source: ComputerWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In a contentious keynote speech that created an uproar at the Black Hat Briefings security conference here yesterday, security researcher Marcus Ranum charged that the full disclosure of software vulnerabilities isn't improving computer security. Instead, Ranum said, it only encourages attacks . . .
 
Script kiddies fell Kuro5hin  27 July 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Chris Parker   
Vandals have forced one of the premier open source salons to shut up shop. Kuro5hin is temporarily out of action while its volunteer management finds a way of coping with a variety of denial of service attacks sustained by the . . .
 
Wanna know how BT.com was hacked?  26 July 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Chris Parker   
Last week, we were contacted by a reader who claimed to have taken bt.com, btinternet.com and gameplay.com offline through a denial of service attack. We checked it out and he wasn't lying. The anonymous person went to great length as to . . .
 
Grey-hat hacking  24 July 2000 
Source: Fairfax IT - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Enterprises hiring reformed crackers to expose their soft underbellies will only add to the more than $2.6 trillion lost worldwide annually because of security intrusions, warns professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. That's trillion -with a "T". The shift from business-to-consumer (B2C) to . . .
 
Hackers stumble toward legitimacy  21 July 2000 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Controlled chaos broke out at Hope 2000, a gathering loosely defined as a "hacker convention." The meeting was a social stew consisting of thousands of geeks, social cast offs, media, law enforcement, digital underground celebrities, used-to-be's and wannabes, all tossed into . . .
 
UK security breach exposes 7000 customers  20 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In what has been described as a gross breach of consumer confidence, consumer watchdogs condemned lax security at Powergen Wednesday, for exposing the credit details of over 7,000 customers on its Web site. It is potentially one of the biggest online . . .
 
Teen Hacking Idol Hits Big Apple  20 July 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Most 16-year-olds spend their summers vacationing at camp or planning their next beer-tinged revelry. Not so Jon Johansen. The Norwegian teen hacker may testify Thursday in a landmark trial over the DVD-descrambling program he wrote, which Hollywood hopes to ban from . . .
 
Hackers attack censorship with software  18 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacktivismo, a new international working group of hackers led by Cult of the Dead Cow (cDc) member "Oxblood Ruffin," is developing a software application designed to circumvent censorship on the Internet. Speaking at the Hacking on Planet Earth 2000 (H2K) conference . . .
 
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