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RIP LulzSec. Now what?

commentary LulzSec may have called it quits, but they're just the latest to poke holes in the weak Web sites that litter the Internet.

By June 27, 2011

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Hack and tell: Teen hacker Mafiaboy writes memoir

Michael Calce, aka "Mafiaboy," who shut down major Web sites in 2000, has written a tell-all book that is due out next week.

By October 3, 2008

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FAQ: The ins and outs of DoS attacks

Twitter was offline for hours after suffering a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that targeted one user. Facebook and some Google sites also were hit. What happened and why?

By August 6, 2009

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The 50 most significant moments of Internet history

The Internet has revolutionised the way we live, over almost 50 years of development. In this feature, we detail the 50 defining moments we feel are most significant to the Web

By September 25, 2008

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Melissa's long gone, but lessons remain

Six years ago, the virus taught companies and PC users to distrust e-mail. The outbreak still has lessons to teach us, experts say.

By March 29, 2005

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Putting a kind face on copyright battles

In a world where hackers don monikers such as "Mafiaboy" and pranksters unleash viruses named "I Love You," it's difficult to paint programmers as sympathetic characters.

May 2, 2001

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Putting a kind face on copyright battles

In a world where hackers don monikers such as "Mafiaboy" and pranksters unleash viruses named "I Love You," it's difficult to paint programmers as sympathetic characters.

May 2, 2001

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Attack knocks out Microsoft Web sites

The company says Thursday's massive outage was the result of a denial-of-service attack that is unrelated to the problems that plagued its Web sites the previous two days.

By January 25, 2001

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Canadian police arrest suspect in major Web attacks

Police say they have arrested a teenage boy in connection with a number of debilitating attacks on some of the Internet's most popular Web sites earlier this year.

April 19, 2000

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The week in review: Napster's tribulations

Legal challenges appear to check mushrooming use of the software, which creates a network for swapping MP3 files stored on computer hard drives.

April 22, 2000