A cyber-battle has broken out between Austria's right-wing Freedom Party (FPOE) and Web site hackers. The hackers have struck the FPOE's Web site a second time; this time, it was not only a defacement, as occurred over the weekend, but an audio-visual attack: defacement plus an audio feed added to the Web site.
RSA is offering £150,000 to the first person to crack a 2048-bit encryption key Internet security firm RSA Security is challenging individuals to test the strength of its algorithms in its latest crypto Factoring Challenge, with a cash prize of nearly £150,00 at stake.
Swiss hackers were able to infiltrate the mail server of SwissOnline, Switzerland's third largest Internet service provider (ISP), and gain access to 250,000 e-mail addresses and passwords, including some for the embassies of France, Sweden and Israel.
The Justice Department is creating 10 specialized
prosecutorial units that will be dedicated to fighting
The new teams will be called Computer Hacking and
Intellectual Property (CHIP) units and will focus on
high-technology crimes including computer intrusions and
hackings; theft of computers and high-tech components;
America's geeks want Dmitry freed.
Hundreds of hackers, programmers and system administrators decamped from their cubicles on
Monday and took to the streets to argue, in dozens of different ways, that Dmitry Sklyarov
should not be in jail for creating code-breaking software.
Some geekavists, who turned out in at least 10 cities, targeted FBI and Justice Department