contributed by Space Rogue
There will be an update to the Indonesian-Timor-Ireland story later
Yesterday an Irish ISP accused Indonesia of sponsoring cyber terrorism
after it suffered a major DoS attack.
Happy Hacker ain't so Happy
contributed by Netmask
The web site of Carolyn Meinel, author of 'The Happy Hacker' has been
cracked by what at first glance looks like HFG. H4ck1ng F0r G1rl13z made
headlines last year for cracking the web site of the NY Times. Upon
closer examination of the source code of the cracked page it is apparent
that this is a spoof.
Since it wasn't HFG who was it? Many people have mailed HNN and pointed
the finger at Carolyn herself saying that this is an attempt to get the
FBI off her back. Earlier this year the FBI stated that Carolyn Meinel
was not a suspect in the NY Times crack and was not even under
investigation. Considering the number of enemies Carolyn has this could
have been done by anybody.
Note: This story is not 100% confirmed.
HNN Archive of cracked
Tech Broker - Carolyn Meinel's
contributed by Anonymous
Happy99.exe, an internet worm, is on the loose in Europe and will soon be
in the US. The worm attaches it self to email or usenet postings. Once
activated on the client machine it modifies the winsock32.dll file and
listens for activity on ports 25 and 119 and then sends copies of itself
to newsgroups and email recipients. It is suspected that this worm was
written by the same people who wrote the spanska series of viruses. (Damn
glad I use a Mac and don't have to worry about this crap.)
contributed by L$D
It would appear that the Ku Klux Klan's main web site has been cracked by
S C R E A M of the OnLine Mafia and H.A.R.P (Hackers Against Racist
Parties). They promise this will not be the last attack against so called
'Hate Groups'. Unfortunately they felt it was necessary to delete the
site. They claim the crack was carried out in retaliation for 'Crimes
Against The Human Race'.
HNN Archive of cracked page
Klu Klux Klan
contributed by p4n3
The boycott may be over but the fallout isn't. Bruce Schneier, president
of Counterpane Systems and highly respected cryptologist has written an
excellent article in layman terms on why the Intel plan to put ID numbers
into chips just won't work in the land of e-commerce.
contributed by HackCanada
I have been sitting on this for a few days but the link wasn't working. A
group know as HackCanada has come out with what they are calling an
Abundance of Service attack. Yes, this is extremely lame but it is a good
way to take down those script kiddie sites you hate so much. Best of all
its probably legal. (Disclaimer: Check with your local law enforcement
agencies to be sure.)
contributed by z3hp
The web server of the Philippines Bureau of Internal Revenue has been
cracked. This page claims to have at least not done any damaged to any
data and has pointed to the restore scripts location on the main page.
HNN Archive of cracked page
Philippines Bureau of Internal