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Inside the world of a 'hactivist'  18 October 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Yetzer's a hacker and an acknowledged "social engineer" with curious nocturnal habits. There are thousands of people like him, who by day are system and network administrators, security analysts and start-up co-founders. When night comes, they transform into vampire wanna-bes, hedonists, . . .
Hacktivist edits on-line newspaper  11 October 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Jen Olson   
A hacktivist going by the alias 'Exiled Dave' broke into on-line newspaper the Orange County Register last week and edited several stories, one of which said that Microsoft founder Bill Gates had been arrested for hacking into "hundreds, maybe thousands" of . . .
Issues: The medias guide to talking to hackers  04 October 2000 
Source: - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Two years ago, the then just started HNN, published an article in their Buffer Overflow section called "A hackers guide to talking to the media". It was received with different opinions around the scene (I remember it referred to as "a . . .
Computer security expert gives advice on protection from hackers  03 October 2000 
Source: StarTribune - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The driving force for hackers usually isn't malice, but rather curiosity. Most hackers are young males, and some are harmless. It's the so-called "crackers" who are more malicious. However, a distinction between the two usually isn't made except in hacker culture.. . .
Teaching South Africa to Crack  29 September 2000 
Source: MaximumLinux - Posted by Dave Wreski   
While many IT professionals spend their time figuring out how to keep crackers from breaking in and wreaking havoc in their computer systems and on their websites, Ernst and Young are planning to teach 60 people how to do just that . . .
Another Linux vulnerability appears  29 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Linux firms have plugged flaws from last week, but new 'GLIBC' hole has manifested itself. The flaws in some Linux programs that have let crackers infiltrate hundreds of servers in past weeks have been plugged in updated . . .
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 . . .
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