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.
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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.
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