A computer hacking group best known for creating tools for hijacking computer systems is
turning its hand to civil disobedience and plans to release an application that could scupper government and corporate censorship around the world.
Websites operated by the departments of Labor and Health and Human Services were working properly Sunday after being vandalized one day before by hackers who federal officials believe are from China.
A picture of Wang Wei, the Chinese pilot who was killed in a collision with a U.S. Navy spy plane April 1, was posted Saturday on Labor's Web site. Agency spokesman Stuart Roy compared the vandalism to graffiti: "You can lock up a store so the merchandise is safe," he said, "but you can't stop somebody running by with a can of spray paint."
IBM is pouring several billion dollars into what they hope will be the future of security. Called "Project Eliza", the system would use artificial Intelligence in order to detect DDoS attacks, as well as general hack attempts and stop the intruder before they can damage or gain entry to any systems.
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.