Wednesday, August 31, 2005

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Arrests Offer Glimpse Into Hacker Culture

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There's a wealth of information out there for hackers, or "black hats," as they are also called. The arrest last Thursday of alleged Zotob writer Farid Essebar, 18, who went by the name Diabl0, has shed some light on the thriving underground culture, but much remains a mystery. The hacker underworld comprises numerous informational and networking resources -- and not all come from the world of virus writing and malware design.
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