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Friday, August 29
Yikes. When one teenager gets arrested for viruswriting, sites about past teen haxxploiters get pounded with visits.
Except for the fact that Minnesota (the home of Blaster suspect Jeffrey Lee Parson) is the most like Canada of any state in the Union, there's no known connection between Blasterboy and Mafiaboy.
Still, thanks for stopping by. While you're here, why not buy a Roc-a-wear jacket?
Friday, April 18
[via The Reg] SecurityFocus has a report from the RSA Security Con, where Hacker-turned-securty-consultant Kevin Mitnick got to face off with the guy who prosecuted him, the DOJ's Christopher Painter. The question: "Should You Hire a Hacker?" The name of the panel shows Mitnick's uphill battle: "Foxes in the Hen House".
Friday, April 11
Hey to everyone from Finland! I don't know if there's a Finnish Slashdot or what, but thanks, to the crowds who visited from Finland yesterday. In 15-minute spurts. Between 13:00 and 17:00 GMT-5. All from the same IP address. I know it's a very small country, but it looks like all of you got at least a 0.5 second chance to check out the site. Hope you enjoyed it!
Wednesday, October 23
News.com: Monday's Distributed Denial of Service (DOS) attacks on 9 of the 13 root servers "failed" (but you wouldn't know anyway)
Washington Post: "This was the largest and most complex DDOS attack ever against the root server system." Mafiaboy's February 2000 attacks--although not against root servers, but against "God" (i.e., Yahoo.com) and other major public sites--was previously the largest.
Friday, June 21
Recent DoS attacks recall Mafiaboy's Y2K exploits [via VNUnet.com]
Target list confirms CNN's losing relevance to hacker demographic: Weather.com, ABCNews.com, Foxnews.com, ESPN.com
For some reason, the Dutch are loving this story (Dutch traffic at mafiaboy.com's been higher than ever since last week)
Friday, June 7
NEW BOOK: The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers by Dan Verton- Seemingly
sympathetic book lets Hackers speak for themselves, makes Mafiaboy one of its stars [Buy the book at Amazon, and maybe post a review?] [Read the Salon review]
Mafiaboy lifestyle brushstroke: "the skinny, dark-haired, boy next door who loved playing basketball--almost as much as he loved computers..."
With a subtitle that sounds like Pr0n spam (HOT! TEEN! CONFESSIONS!) and "language [that] does get a bit purple and breathless at times," maybe Verton should charge subscriptions.
FLASH: Mafiaboy enters guilty plea just days before trial start
[via News.com] [in Quebecois, via mmedium.com]
Mafiaboy lawyer Yan Romanowksi discusses the difficult case ahead for the prosecutors...which his client's plea now saves them from...
USA Today: "Anon" may be Mafiaboy's wingman (04/20/00 expired link)
(altavista citations for mafiaboy:125. for anon:349,364. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.)
IRC denizens uncharacteristically critical of 'script kiddie' in post-game interviews (04/20/00 expired link)
"[Providers of terms that prove a journalist's street cred] communicate in a computerese patois sometimes barely decipherable as English." Maybe it's Quebecois?
An editorial from Italia Online about il baby-sabotatore (expired link. che tragedia)
As Mafiaboy shows, even hacking sounds better in Italian
Some choice slices of Mafiaboy's life (from Canada.com, 04/20/00 expired link)
"News of the suspected hacker's arrest was not widely known at Riverdale High. Many students confused him with other fellow classmates."
with a sober, "just the facts," story not even mentioning Mafiaboy
by, er, name (04/19/00 expired link)
ABCNews.com puts this snazzy graphic on its front page
articles. Aah, we were so innocent before April 19...
(Conspiracy theorists'll love this timing. Now what about 420?)
Wrtr ISO hckr, must lk soy, canvas shoes. >15 a+, not req.
(Do they call it "aboot.com?" Sorry I asked...)
|My guess is, Mafiaboy's gettin' alot of mad play; Now that he's a media star,|
|will catalog his life and put it up for sale. There'll be no DoS then....heh|
|Da Man keepin' an eye on you||Keepin' an eye on Da Man|
Young Offenders Act FAQ (via Schoolnet)
FBI and its National Infrastructure Protection Center
RCMP in English (Go, Dudley!)
or Quebecois (Allez, Dudley!)
FIDNET (what, no site? suspicious...)
Privacy Information Center
Center for Democracy and Technology
|A few people with things to say||Alot of people with things to say:|
pssst (looks like LE Slashdot, but with a smaller install base)
Krystoff Kieslowski's Dekalog on DVD while you can.
Haddock.org, not your kid brother's portal
Parker and Marc Shaiman were CLEARLY robbed at the Academy Awards.
Buy the South Park Soundtrack
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Download LimewirePro and listen to MP3's (including, possibly, Blame Canada)
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