Despite a proliferation in internet use, consumer PC owners remain dangerously unaware of the threats posed by hackers and viruses, industry experts warned today.
A newly published report from Frost & Sullivan said that one of the main dangers for residential broadband is the existence of a static IP address, which hackers can use to infiltrate systems.
Since the static IP address does not change, malicious hackers repeatedly explore the vulnerabilities associated with a particular host until they find one that is exploitable.
Last night, neo-Nazi hackers broke into the Global Jewish Online Portal (jewish.ru), which is operated by the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia. The nationalist-extremist group 'Slavyansky Soyuz' (Slavic Union) publicly claimed responsibility for hacking into this website, posting an announcement to this effect on the home page of this Jewish site. Unfortunately, that was not all that the Fascist virtual vandals left behind on the site's home page - they attached a picture featuring Nazi symbols and a link to their Russian nationalist site.
Emails claiming pop star Michael Jackson, on trial on sex abuse charges, has tried to kill himself are being spread by hackers as a means to break into computers, a British anti-virus firm said on Friday.
The hackers have sent emails with the subject "Re: Suicidal attempt" and the message text: "Last night, while in his Neverland Ranch, Michael Jackson has made a suicidal attempt", said security software specialists at Sophos.
Jackson is awaiting a California court verdict on charges of child molestation.
Israeli hackers, one of whom appears to have thrown himself down a stairwell while in police custody, may have gained access to computers storing information pertaining to Israel's unacknowledged nuclear arsenal.
Water company Gal-Al complained to police that a rival outfit stole drawings and formulas on how to produce and separate heavy water in a project at Israel's Dimona nuclear reactor.
Israel pretends it doesn't have a nuclear arsenal, but is widely believed to have around 200 nuclear warheads.
L33tdawg: The orginal article relating to the hacking incident is here.
Two Carlisle youths are facing criminal charges for allegedly hacking into Carlisle Area School District's computer system, Mayor Kirk Wilson announced this morning.