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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 . . .
 
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 . . .
 
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