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Former student hired by school he hacked into  31 August 2000 
Source: CourtTV - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A former East Carolina University student who was arrested after hacking into the university's computer network has been hired by the school -- for his computer expertise. Nolan Waithe Grant was hired Aug. 16 to work at the university computer system's . . .
 
To Tell, or Not to Tell?  30 August 2000 
Source: ABCNews - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Some "bug hunters" who uncover security flaws in computer software and rush to issue public warnings may be helping hackers more than consumers, industry officials worry. It's a thorny issue that divides security specialists. Many argue that fast, full disclosure of a vulnerability alerts computer users to take precautions and pushes software makers to provide a quick solution.. . .
 
Attacking Linux  30 August 2000 
Source: LinuxWorld [LinuxToday] - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Network scanning, password grabbing, trojaned software -- all are the bane of the righteous sysadmin. Craig Ozancin reveals how to beef up network security and ward off attackers at the LinuxWorld Expo, as reported by Rick Moen. "Nessus, the older SATAN . . .
 
Palm gets hit with first Trojan horse  30 August 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The first known Trojan horse aimed at handhelds struck late last week. A Trojan horse is a malicious program that appears to be legitimate, which is often attached to free gaming software. Trojan horses can locate password information, make systems more susceptible to future entry, or sabotage data on a user's hard disk.. . .
 
California-Based Internet Service Companies Fall Victim to Hacker Attacks  29 August 2000 
Source: AntiOnline - Posted by Jen Olson   
At least two local Internet service companies have fallen prey recently to the same destructive pranks that brought behemoth Web sites such as search engine Yahoo!, online book retailer Amazon.com and CNN.com to their knees back in February. Linkline Communications . . .
 
Taking Over the Airwaves: Hackers Attack Air Traffic Control Radio  29 August 2000 
Source: abcnews.com - Posted by Jen Olson   
Britain's Civil Aviation Authority has issued a safety alert about a new threat to air passengers: hackers taking over air traffic control transmissions and giving pilots bogus orders. The number of incidents in which radio hackers have broken into frequencies used . . .
 
Hacktivists crash Korea govt home page  29 August 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Jen Olson   
Protesters forced the Korean Ministry of Information and Communication's Web site to shut down for 10 hours on Saturday. But was it a mass click-in or a DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attack which brought the service to its knees?
 
Canada Probes Allegation That U.S. Hacked Secret Files  29 August 2000 
Source: Chicago Tribune - Posted by Jen Olson   
Canadian police said Friday that they were investigating allegations unknown agents had used rigged computer software to hack into Canada's top secret intelligence files and thereby endanger national security. The Toronto Star said police were probing whether Israeli and U.S. spies . . .
 
Teenager questioned about Irish Internet hacker attack  28 August 2000 
Source: AntiOnline - Posted by Jen Olson   
A 17-year-old has been questioned by Irish police after a security breach forced the country's leading Internet service provider to change the passwords of 30,000 of its 240,000 customers, a spokesman said on Monday. The teenager was arrested in Wicklow, . . .
 
U.K. police crack plans to rob Net bank Egg  23 August 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
LONDON--British police have arrested three men suspected of attempting a robbery in cyberspace of Internet bank Egg--a sign that organized crime is turning to the computer rather than the gun in bank raids.
 
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