PayPal played a crucial role in assisting in the recent capture,
indictment and upcoming prosecution of two Russian nationals accused
of hundreds of Internet crimes against dozens of companies and
H2K2 - the fourth Hackers On Planet Earth conference - has been confirmed for the summer
of 2002. We've secured what is probably the largest space ever for a hacker conference.
H2K2 will take place July 12, 13, and 14 2002 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City
- with one major difference. While we will once again have the entire 18th floor for
speakers and presentations, we have secured an additional 35,000 square feet on the
The White House Web site was hit by its third denial-of-service attack this month, rendering the
site inaccessible for more than six hours Tuesday.
The hacker attempt on the Whitehouse.gov address, which crashed the site, lasted from 11 a.m.
until after 5 p.m. PDT Tuesday. The White House confirmed that the barrage of page requests
created through the attack was "heavy enough to block most legitimate users."
Unknown attackers inundated the Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center
with data Tuesday and Wednesday, cutting off the public's access to the organization largely
responsible for warning others on the Internet about computer-security threats.
The attack began around 9 a.m. PDT Tuesday and continued to stall traffic to the organization's Web
site Wednesday. Access to the site was sporadic early Wednesday, with the Carnegie Mellon
The U.S. government will provide $8.6 million in scholarship money to 200 students
who agree to work for the government as computer security professionals after
they earn their degree. Students at select
universities will receive two years of scholarship money and will agree, in turn, to
work for the federal government for two years after graduation. Nice idea, but will
it work? Or ultimately bite Uncle Sam on the ass?
The United States knows full well where the best computer hackers are and they're out to get them.