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Security experts question release of exploit data

When word of the "Code Red" worm first came out a month ago, a security firm released details on the worm's exploit code on the same day that Microsoft Corp. released a patch on how to fix the vulnerability in its Internet Information Service (IIS).

NIPC warns companies of Chinese hacker threat

The National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), the cybersecurity arm of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, warned U.S. businesses yesterday to prepare to defend their systems and networks next week from a possible strike by Chinese hack...

Number of hacks, zombies rises

Hackers vandalized and defaced more than 5,800 Web pages last year, up from about 3,800 in 1999, according to Attrition.org, a Web site that keeps tabs on such activity. But the real damage may be under the covers.

Intruder Defaces Nasdaq-100 Index Web Page

A hacker that goes by the name "prime suspectz" cracked into a Nasdaq Stock Market Web server Saturday and replaced the contents of the Nasdaq-100 Index page with an offensive message.

Hacker-Controlled Tanks, Planes and Warships?

U.S. Army officials are worried that sophisticated hackers and other cybercriminals, including military adversaries, may soon have the ability to hack their way into and take control of major military weapon systems such as tanks and ships.

A Hacker's Final Exam: Federal Systems

More and more cybervandals are turning their attention to U.S. federal government networks to test their virus-development skills and prove their hacking prowess, according to one of the U.S. Army's top security experts.

Army on Hacker Alert

The U.S. Army has placed its cyberdefense teams on full alert after a known hacker group threatened to take down the Army's World Wide Web home page this Friday.

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