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Hacker chatroom secrets exposed

DoS trial hackers dryice and frixion talk to silicon.com. The hackers accused of secretly planting a Trojan horse on the computer of Aaron Caffrey, the UK teenager acquitted of bringing down the systems of one of the largest ports in the US, have spoken exclusively to silicon.com about the dangerous script kiddie chatroom wars that are putting unwitting businesses at risk. The two hackers – who go under the tags dryice and frixion – were both named by Caffrey during his defence at Southwark Crown Court in London earlier this month. They were put up as the possible perpetrators who could have hijacked his PC using a Trojan horse to launch a denial of service (DoS) attack on another chatroom user, which resulted in the Port of Houston’s computer systems crashing. Despite the prosecution expert witness testimony that there was no evidence of the hijack and that it would be impossible not to leave any evidence, Caffrey’s defence, which the jury accepted, was that the Trojan horse could have contained a wiping tool to erase any tell-tale traces of its existence. Full Story

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