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Don't hire DefCon hackers  08 August 2000 
Source: GlobeTechnology - Posted by Dave Wreski   
From all over the world, they make the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas. They have names such as Mudge, Null and Dark Tangent. Tattooed, pierced, tie-dyed and ready to brag, they wear motorcycle boots, leather and even kilts in the hot July desert sun.. . .
 
The Lawyer Hackers Call  08 August 2000 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Say your day begins with a raid on your home or office by FBI agents. As they cart away your computer and everything connected to it, they tell you that you're a suspect in a computer hacking crime.. . .
 
A hacker crackdown?  07 August 2000 
Source: Salon - Posted by Dave Wreski   
As the long arm of the law reaches Napster and its lookalikes, programmers could be held responsible for what others do with their code. ... Shawn C. Reimerdes awoke on July 26, confident that his own fate had nothing to do . . .
 
Canadians throw the book at MafiaBoy hacker  04 August 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Chris Parker   
Mafiaboy, the teenage Canadian hacker, was slapped with 64 new charges, when he walked into a Montreal court yesterday.
 
250 Linux servers infected by denial-of-service program  04 August 2000 
Source: Lexis-Nexis - Posted by Chris Parker   
Some 250 Linux servers were found to have been infected with a hacking program used in denial of service (DOS) attacks, raising serious security concerns with the popular open source code servers. The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) said yesterday . . .
 
Hackers linked to China stole Los Alamos documents  03 August 2000 
Source: Washington Times - Posted by Chris Parker   
Hackers suspected of working for a Chinese government institute in Beijing broke into a computer system at Los Alamos National Laboratory and pilfered large amounts of sensitive information, including documents containing the word "nuclear," The Washington Times has learned.
 
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 . . .
 
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