Saw this over at SNN
A 15-year-old has been arrested for allegedly breaking into US Air Force and US Department of Transportation (DOT) flight tracking computers in March 2000.
The techniques used by the hacker reveal standard system cracking methods in use today: sniff network traffic for plain-text logins and passwords, use that information for unauthorized access to the system, and then destroy log data once inside. A page out of Script-kiddie 101.
Two Russians were indicted on computer-crime charges stemming from a rash of intrusions
into the networks of banks, Internet service providers and other companies, a U.S. federal
prosecutor said Monday.
The two alleged network intruders, identified as 20-year-old Alexey Ivanov and 25-year-old Vasiliy Gorshkov, were indicted earlier this month on counts of conspiracy, wire fraud and violations of the Computer Crime and Abuse Act, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Schroeder.
The RIAA wont be too happy when they see that news websites are starting to mirror Princeton
University Computer Science Professor Edward Felten's SDMI crack research online. I am sure
we will see other mirrors but I believe The Register is the first to do so here.
Earlier this month when a Michigan computer hacker accessed information about customers' phone bills from Ameritech's Web site, he publicized the security breach and was sued by the SBC Communications Inc. unit. A federal judge then issued a temporary injunction, effectively shutting down the site.
Height: unknown. Weight: unknown. M.O.: has ability to move invisibly over great distances, speak multiple languages and destroy the civilized world as we know it.
Vasyl Kondrashov matches the FBI's definition of the 21st century's Public Enemy No. 1 -- except for one thing. This 28-year-old who feeds his wife and toddler by teaching people how to break into other people's computers doesn't think what he does for a living is a crime.