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Did Mitnick really prank call Shimomura?

Did Mitnick really prank call Shimomura?

Two days after computer security expert Tsutomu Shimomura suffered the new-legendary Christmas Day 1994 hack-attack that launched his search for Kevin Mitnick, a mysterious message left on his voice mail box added real-world menace to the cyberspace crime. "Damn you, my technique is the best," said an odd voice in a faux-British accent.

January 20, 2000 by in Security

Digital signatures showdown looms

Digital signatures showdown looms

The House of Representatives on Tuesday neared approval of controversial legislation allowing electronic approvals, or "digital signatures," to substitute for written signatures on contracts. Story to follow.

November 9, 1999 by in Security

Gnutella targeted by worm

Gnutella targeted by worm

An unknown programmer has created a worm aimed at infecting Gnutella users. The malicious, but benign, worm uses Visual Basic Script to store itself on an infected computer in 23 different file names including Pamela Anderson movie listing.

June 1, 2000 by in Security

Sri Lankan hackers release political virus

Sri Lankan hackers release political virus

Hackers fighting on behalf of the Sri-Lankan Muslim population have released an Internet worm that spreads by e-mailing itself to everyone in an infected PC's Outlook address book. The worm--dubbed Mawanella--was created by a hacker using the virus writing kit, VBS Worm Generator, better known for having spawned the Kournikova virus epidemic, at the beginning of this year.

May 16, 2001 by in Security

States tangle with 'cyber-terrorist'

States tangle with 'cyber-terrorist'

Two states tangle with alleged "cyber-terrorist"on Monday chargeda 19-year-old Missouri man with guiding young teen-agers tochild pornography sites on the Internet and terrorizing aschool community. Christian Hunold of Smithville, Missouri faces four childpornography charges along with charges of disorderly conduct,disrupting a school, and threatening to commit assault.

October 25, 1999 by in Security

New worm keeps changing its name

New worm keeps changing its name

A nasty new virus that is smart enough to evade anti-virus software by continuously changing its name is on the loose. Anti-virus firm Trend Micro said the bug — called "NEWLOVE," but unrelated to the recent ILOVEYOU virus — has hit one U.

May 18, 2000 by in Security