SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. government is investigating an attack on one of its Web sites in which a well-known Pakistani hacker group posted a message threatening to turn sensitive information over to the Al Qaeda organization unless the United States agreed to meet its terms.
A Web server for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was disabled for a few hours on Oct. 17 and has since been taken down, Greg Hernandez, online editor and Web master for the NOAA Web site, said on Thursday.
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Kim Schmitz, a self-proclaimed millionaire hacker, is on the verge of
financial ruin, according to a report by a German financial magazine.Schmitz, who recently gained notoriety for organizing a group known as
Yihat or "Young Intelligent Hackers Against Terrorism," has been ordered
by a court to hand over his shares in an investment fund he founded to
pay off a creditor, according to the current issue of Die Teleboerse.
SEOUL, Oct 24 (Reuters) - A computer virus named after Osama bin Laden, the Saudi-born fugitive accused of masterminding the attacks on the United States, has surfaced in South Korea, a local anti-virus software maker said on Wednesday.
``We received a report from a personal computer user who got an email containing the virus,'' Jin Yoon-jung, an official at Ahnlab Co Ltd, told Reuters. ``His computer was not infected as he reported it to us without opening the email.''