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.
The FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) has been
shamed in a US Congress General Accounting Office (GAO) report
which characterizes the federal cybersleuths as un-original players
preoccupied with trivial matters, and unable to articulate timely
The whopping 108-page critique finds the NIPC disorganized and
staffed with dead-weight bunglers:
Asta Networks, a network
reliability company, announced
today research that provides a
breakthrough for understanding
the scope and dimensions of the
problem of Denial-of-Service
(DoS) attacks plaguing the
Internet giant America Online is raising monthly subscription rates by $1.95 for its 29 million subscribers, a move widely anticipated by Wall Street as the company attempts to meet near-term financial goals.
Beginning in the July billing cycle, AOL said Tuesday it will charge subscribers $23.90 for its monthly unlimited-use plan, a 9 percent increase from the current rate of $21.95. AOL has not raised the price of its unlimited-access service since April 1998.
Computer security researcher and former FBI informant Max Butler was sentenced Monday to 18
months in prison for launching an Internet worm that crawled through hundreds of military and defense contractor
computers over a few days in 1998.
In handing down the sentence, federal judge James Ware rejected defense attorney Jennifer Granick's argument
that the Air Force, and other victims of the worm, improperly calculated their financial losses from the hack. The