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    CD Universe Hacker Speaks Out

    Richard M. Smith, an independent Internet consultant, says he's corresponded with Maxus, the supposed hacker of the CD Universe site. Maxus allegedly stole as many as 300,000 credit card numbers-from CD Universe, the online music subsidiary of entertainment site eUniverse Inc., then posted the numbers on the Web after the company refused to pay a $100,000 ransom. EUniverse, Wallingford, Conn., has hired a tech security firm to review its...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    Richard M. Smith, an independent Internet consultant, says he's corresponded with Maxus, the supposed hacker of the CD Universe site. Maxus allegedly stole as many as 300,000 credit card numbers-from CD Universe, the online music subsidiary of entertainment site eUniverse Inc., then posted the…
  • The hack heard `round the Web

    Just when polls show consumers growing more comfortable with shopping on the Web, along comes Maxus to bend the trend. The alleged hacker of CDUniverse claims to have stolen as many as 300,000 credit card numbers from the site, the online music subsidiary of entertainment site eUniverse, Wallingford, Conn. Maxus, who says he’s an 18-year-old Russian, then posted some of those numbers on the Web after eUniverse refused to pay $100,000 in ransom....

    Posted 12/26/2000Don DavisPost a comment

    Just when polls show consumers growing more comfortable with shopping on the Web, along comes Maxus to bend the trend. The alleged hacker of CDUniverse claims to have stolen as many as 300,000 credit card numbers from the site, the online music subsidiary of entertainment site eUniverse,…

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