Hebrew coverage of Y2hacK
(soon will be uploading all the others)
International coverage of Y2hacK
ASSOCIATED PRESS - Hackers Hold Convention in Israel
note - there were some basic mistakes in AP story - see our remark
Financial Times - 'Cereal' hacker calls for talks
By Avi Machlis in Tel Aviv - 31 Mar 2000
GEEK.COM - Hackers Conference not Hacked by Feds
posted 12:57pm EST Fri Mar 31 2000
Wired - polititician Anat Maor tries to stop Y2hacK from happening
Wired - Anat Maor withdraws her claim, Y2hacK team attended the Knesset discussion (without being invited), through online connection.
Lithuanian/Russian Electronic magazine
Allnews Rambler - Moscow
USA Today - TechReport - Even hackers have an expo
Fairfax - Ausralia
spanish hacking forum
Remarks to AP coverage
The Associated Press coverage of the Y2hacK conference contains several
"Police prevented the organizers from publishing one of the results of the
conference: a list of vulnerable Israeli commercial Web sites."
There was never any intention of publishing a list of vulnerable sites.
The results gathered in security survey were in statistical form only to
protect both the sites and ourselves. Publishing such a list would have been
incredibly stupid and probably illegal. There were attempts (not by the
police) to prevent the publishing of the statistical results as well as the
very existence of the survey.
"To compile the list, participants played "HackTheseSites" with sites offered
up by Israeli companies. The site owners were confident no one could thwart
them, but they were wrong. "
The "HackTheseSites" challenge had nothing to do with the survey. A few
companies vulunteered to have their security tested but eventually backed off.
No attempt was made to attack any site without the consent of its operators.
The security survey was conducted by an automated scanning software which
detects the presence of known vulnerabilities, without exploiting them and
without causing any damage.
Keep these examples in mind whenever you read anything in the press. Reporters
often make up such "facts". Even text which appears as a quote is sometimes
the reporter's own words and opinions rather than the words of the person