Bill Wall's list of 195 famous computer exploits

1961.12.00 Caltech hackers hacked the cards at a football game with U of Washington

1971.00.00 John Draper (Cap'n Crunch) uses whistle (blue box) to access Ma Bell

1972.05.00 John Draper arrested for phone fraud

1981.00.00 Mitnick broke into the records of LA Unified School District, Monroe HS

1981.05.30 Mitnick gets into Pac Bell's COSMOS phone center; takes passwords

1982.00.00 Mitnick (Condor) cracks Pacific Telephone system and TRW; destroys data

1982.00.00 414 Gang raided.

1983.00.00 Mitnick arrested for gaining illegal access to the ARPAnet & Pentagon

1984.00.00 Kevin Poulsen (Dark Dante) arrested for breaking into the ARPAnet

1986.00.00 Chaos Computer Club cracks German government computer that had info about Chernobyl

1986.09.16 hackers break into Stanford Unix computers

1987.07.05 hackers got secret access codes from Sprint

1987.09.18 hacker accesses AT&T computers, stealing $1 million worth of s/w

1987.09.28 hackers from Brooklyn penetrate MILNET

1987.11.23 Chaos Computer Club hacks NASA's SPAN network

1987.12.00 Mitnick sentenced for stealing s/w from SCO

1988.09.00 "Prophet" cracks BellSouth AIMSX computer network

1988.11.02 Internet worm sent out by Robert Morris; overflowed fingerd buffer

1988.11.23 hacker cracks USAF Sperry 1160 computer in San Antonio

1988.12.16 Mitnick cracks MCI DEC network, steals VMS source code and XSafe

1989.06.21 hacker cracks USAF satellite-positioning satellite

1989.07.22 Fry Guy cracks into MacDonald's mainframe; also stole credit cards

1989.10.16 WANK worm attacked SPAN VAX/VMS systems

1990.00.00 Lamprecht (Minor Threat) cracks into warez site; write ToneLoc

1990.03.07 Denver hacker cracks NASA computer at Huntsville and Greenbelt

1990.03.21 hacker cracks Cliff Stoll's computer and adds message

1990.04.00 hackers from Netherlands penetrated DoD sites

1990.10.15 hackers break into British clearing banks

1991.01.00 Lamprecht (Minor Threat) hacks into Southwestern Bell; wrote ToneLoc

1991.03.00 hacker penetrates NASA, NIH, Bureau of Land Mgt, BBN

1991.04.21 Dutch hackers from Eindhoven break into US military computers

1991.06.21 Kevin Poulsen arrested for breaking into Pacific Bell phones

1991.07.00 Justin Petersen (Agent Steal) arrested for breaking into TRW, stealing credit cards

1991.09.00 Justin Petersen released from prison to help FBI track crackers

1992.00.00 Dallas computer maker discovers planted network sniffer on computer fax machine

1992.00.00 hackers get root at Eindhoven U of Technology in the Netherlands

1992.00.00 Morty Rosenfeld convicted after hacking into TRW, stealing credit card numbers

1992.02.00 Lamprecht (Minor Threat) steals circuit boards

1992.07.00 Lamprecht is caught attempting to sell stolen microprocessors

1992.11.00 Mitnick cracks into California Dept of Motor Vehicles

1992.12.00 hacker arrested for penetrating NASA, NIH, BBN, etc

1993.00.00 food scientist gained access to General Mills mainframe computers

1993.08.00 Justin Petersen arrested for stealing computer access equipment

1993.10.28 Randal Schwartz uses Crack at Intel to crack passwords

1994.02.00 hacker installs network sniffer and grabbed 100,000 names and passwords

1994.02.00 Texas Racing Commission computer hacked into

1994.02.01 hacker spoofed a Dartmouth professor using email to cancel tests

1994.03.23 hackers broke into Rome Lab, Griffiss AFB from UK; used sniffer

1994.06.13 Citibank hacked by Vladimir Levin; $10 million in illegal transfers

1994.07.14 French student Damien Doligez cracks 40-bit RC4 encryption

1994.07.21 hackers crack into the Pentagon, altering and erasing records

1994.08.00 Justin Petersen electronically steals $150k from Heller Financial

1994.09.00 Netcom's credit card database was on-line an accessible to the unauthorized

1994.10.00 Michael Smyth, a regional manager at Pillsbury, fired due to intercepted email

1994.10.12 computer engineer cracks Marks & Spencer security file containing PIN numbers

1994.11.01 hacker cracks FBI's conference-calling system; made $250,000 in calls

1994.12.00 US Naval Academy computer system hacked; sniffer programs installed

1994.12.00 authors were targets of electronic mail bomb

1994.12.00 CrackBuster issued cancels for every message in alt.2600; flooded groups

1994.12.25 Mitnick cracks into Tsutomu Shimomura's security computers; stole s/w tools

1995.01.00 Chris Lamprecht (Minor Threat) incarcerated for hacking; banned from Internet

1995.01.27 Mitnick cracks into the Well; puts Shimomura's files there and Netcom credit card numbers

1995.02.15 Mitnick captured; broke into NORAD, PacBell, CA DMV, etc; had 20,000 credit card numbers

1995.04.00 Journalist David Pogue's AOL account deleted by hackers

1995.04.05 SATAN security tool released to the Internet

1995.05.05 Chris Lamprecht (Minor Threat) becomes 1st person banned from Internet

1995.06.02 hackers using Vanderbilt computers hack Air Force site - caught

1995.07.00 crackers tapped into Navy computer system and gained access to French and Allied data

1995.07.00 Julio Ardita of Argentina cracked into US military computers, Harvard, NASA

1995.07.25 Randal L Schwartz convicted of hacking under Oregon's Computer Crime Law

1995.07.28 hacker from Calgary freenet uses sendmail attack on gov sites

1995.08.04 hacker cracked NY Times Internet service, bringing it down

1995.08.15 several hackers crack Netscape 40-bit SSL; Damien Doligez used 120 computers

1995.09.11 Golle Cushing (Alpha Bits) arrested for selling credit card and cell phone info

1995.09.16 Berkeley students cracked Tower Records/Video computers; $20,000 charged

1995.09.17 Hackers discover weakness in Netscape random number generator; SSL cracked

1995.10.23 1st court-ordered wiretap on a computer network; at Harvard

1995.11.00 buffer overflow in Netscape Navigator host name made it vulnerable

1995.12.20 NASA Ames Research Center home page hacked

1995.12.28 Julio Ardita arrested in Argentina for hacking into Harvard

1996.01.01 1st court authorized wiretap of an ISP; cell-fraud thru Compuserve

1996.01.15 Swedish computer hacker hacks into 911 phone system in FL

1996.01.22 Chaos taps cleartext transmission of banking information

1996.01.25 Russian pleads guilty of participating in Citibank wire fraud

1996.01.29 Digital Planet's web site for MGM/UA's "Hackers" Site hacked

1996.02.15 Hackers altered UK talking bus stops for use to the blind

1996.02.27 BerkshireNet in MA hacked; data erased and system shut down

1996.03.05 flooded with forged email; denial of service

1996.03.06 Boston ISPs hacked by U4ea; deleted Boston Globe web pages

1996.03.17 Telia, Sweden's biggest ISP, home page hacked

1996.04.05 N00gz indicted for computer fraud; accessed Bell, Sprint, SRI

1996.04.19 NYPD voice-mail system hacked

1996.04.27 Cambridge U hacked; confidential files broken into

1996.05.15 Datastream Cowboy from UK arrested for breaking into Rome Labs

1996.06.15 Two UK hackers charged with intruding into Lockheed computers

1996.06.20 14-year old arrested for using fraudulent credit card numbers

1996.06.25 hackers penetrate the public library network of a state

1996.07.05 1st known Excel virus, Laroux

1996.07.09 Ontario group gets into computers at a base in VA

1996.07.10 HS students crack a drink manufacturer's computer voice-mail system

1996.08.00 Fort Bragg soldier compromised military computer system; distributed passwords

1996.08.04 US hackers crack computers of the European parliament and commission

1996.08.16 Department of Justice home page hacked at

1996.08.25 American Psychoanalytic Association hacked

1996.08.29 Nation of Islam web page hacked

1996.08.30 British Conservative Party webpage hacked

1996.09.06 hackers shut down PANIX, New York's Public Access Networks; SYN attack

1996.09.17 computer files with names of 4,000 AIDS patients taken in Florida

1996.09.18 CIA home page ( hacked by 5 Swedish hackers

1996.09.18 Internet Chess Club hit by hacker attack

1996.09.19 hacker cracks Palisades, NJ school system

1996.09.20 cancelbot attacks Usenet; 25,000 messages wiped out

1996.09.25 Kevin Mitnick indicted for damaging computers at USC, stealing s/w

1996.10.05 Wazzu virus released

1996.10.15 disgruntled employee wipes out all computer files at Digital Technologies Group

1996.10.22 hackers crack Czech banks; steal $2 million

1996.10.23 Fort Bragg, NC paratrooper hacked U.S. Army systems and gave passwords to China

1996.10.25 Florida Supreme Court home page hacked

1996.11.05 hackers attack anti-military site (; erased files

1996.11.08 NY Times web site hit by SYN-flood attack; DoS

1996.11.10 Latin Summer Meeting home page hacked; porno and satire added

1996.11.12 Kriegsman furs web page hacked by animal rights activist; used phf hack

1996.11.17 hackers removed songs from computers at U2's Dublin studio

1996.11.21 Danish Research group get into computers at TX base

1996.11.22 NY city workers falsified computer records in largest tax fraud in NY

1996.11.26 Web site that provided news about Belarus leader was destroyed

1996.11.27 Nethosting and 1500 client home pages hacked

1996.11.29 Disgruntled computer technician brings down Reuters trading net in Hong Kong

1996.12.06 England's Labour Party web site hacked

1996.12.14 hackers attack WebCom, knocking out 3,000 web sites; used SYN-flood

1996.12.16 hackers crack Yale School of Medicine web page with the phf hack

1996.12.16 NASA home page hacked (Goddard); hack has both frames and JavaScript

1996.12.20 6 Danish hackers sentenced for attacking Pentagon computers

1996.12.23 Zhangyi Liu arrested in Dayton for cracking into WPAFB computers; had passwords

1996.12.29 Air Force home page hacked at DTIC; DefenseLINK shut down

1996.12.30 NASA home page hacked again by StOrM

1997.01.06 Croatians intrude into computers at Anderson AFB, Guam

1997.01.08 hacker crashed California state agency computer - Legal Employment Network

1997.01.13 Crack dot Com hacked; Doom, Quake, Golgotha source code downloaded

1997.01.15 hacker sentenced to prison for reprogramming Taco Bell computers

1997.01.17 Government of Victoria, Australia home page hacked

1997.01.29 phf hack from Belgium to TX base

1997.02.03 hackers spoof Eastern Avionics web page to grab credit card numbers

1997.02.05 German Chaos group uses ActiveX and Quicken to withdraw money

1997.02.07 Planned Parenthood stops use of domain name

1997.02.10 Indonesia's Dept of Foreign Affairs homepage hacked

1997.02.15 AOL Court TV site with news on OJ Simpson trial hacked

1997.03.03 Loran International hit by a denial of service attack

1997.03.05 NASA homepage hacked

1997.03.09 NCAA WWW site hacked; pages changed by 14-year old

1997.03.12 IP floods of SMTP causes DoS at base in VA

1997.03.16 The Well hit by hackers. Passwords stolen, files deleted, trojans planted

1997.03.19 Spammer Cyber Promotions suffers hack attack

1997.04.01 Malaysia's national telecommunications company home page hacked

1997.04.05 NASA web site hacked

1997.04.15 San Antonio's Express News web site server system hacked

1997.04.17 Cyber Promotions broken into, web page altered, password file stolen

1997.04.21 hacker provokes AOL to shut down Klan site

1997.04.26 Amnesty International homepage hacked

1997.04.27 British Conservative Party got hacked

1997.05.23 Carlos Salgado grabs 100,000 credit card numbers from San Diego; used a sniffer

1997.05.27 The Lost World Jurassic Park homepage hacked

1997.05.29 hacker hit LAPD

1997.06.00 Netcom voice-mail hacked by "Mr Nobody"

1997.06.03 Delaware law enforcement officers get teenager cracking NASA

1997.06.11 USDA site hacked

1997.06.16 pro-spam hacker reported

1997.06.18 hackers in CO crack RSA's 56-bit DES encryption

1997.06.20 hackers caused denial of service to Microsoft's NT IIS web server

1997.06.25 Geocities frontpage got hacked

1997.06.30 hackers cause DoS on Microsoft NT server with header packets

1997.07.11 ESPN and (starwave) shut down after hacker emails shoppers credit info

1997.07.14 Danish computer guy finds hole in Netscape; asks for big reward money

1997.07.15 Canadian Security Intelligence Service got hacked

1997.07.18 hackers attack Swedish Crack-a-Mac site

1997.07.18 hackers attack MacInTouch - SYN flood

1997.08.01 Long Island group added a Trojan horse to hijack users' modem

1997.08.08 George Mason Univ students hacked their way into the Univ computers

1997.08.10 Cyper Promotions servers hacked

1997.08.16 Experian (TRW credit bureau) Internet allowed wrong credit reports

1997.08.18 Crack a Mac front page got hacked at

1997.09.01 Altavista homepage got hacked (

1997.09.15 hackers hit coca-cola web site

1997.09.24 NT server got hakced

1997.09.25 Florida State School of Criminalogy NT server got hacked

1997.09.26 NT server got hacked

1997.09.26 US Geological Survey NT server got hacked

1997.09.27 NT server got hacked

1997.09.30 ValueJet homepage got hacked

1997.10.01 hacker spoof SANS Security Digest newsletter; hacks into ClarkNet ISP

1997.10.05 hackers get into home page

1997.10.06 hacker breaks into Japan's Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT)

1997.10.14 Yale e-mail account servers hacked; sniffer used

1997.10.19 RSA's RC5 56-bit encryption key cracked by Bovine effort

1997.10.31 Eugene Kashpureff arrested; redirected the NSI web page to his Alternic