MafiaBoy reveals the next weakest link in security

PALO ALTO, CALIF. – Noted Canadian teen hacker MafiaBoy AKA Michael Calce, made worldwide headlines just after the turn of the century for producing lethal denial of service attacks against Yahoo, Ebay, CNN

Published on: June 17th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Why Mafiaboy doesn’t tweet and you can’t be his Facebook friend

The guest keynote speakers at technology conferences can be hit or miss, but Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Canada (NYSE: HIT) certainly scored a hit by bringing in Michael Calce, aka Mafiaboy, to speak

Published on: November 25th, 2010 Jeff Jedras

Mafiaboy warns about the security of cloud computing

TORONTO – Michael Calce, the reformed hacker from Montreal who will forever be known as Mafiaboy, told a group of IT professionals yesterday that he has serious concerns about the inherent vulnerabilities in

Published on: November 24th, 2010 Jeff Jedras

What Mafiaboy can teach us about IT security

Michael Calce says he knew he was in trouble when Bill Clinton called a press conference. It was 2000. A denial of service attack had paralyzed several major web sites, including Yahoo and

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Grant Buckler

Canada’s Mafiaboy hacker seeks redemption

The Internet attack took Yahoo engineers by surprise. It came so fast and with such intensity that Yahoo, then the Web's second most-popular destination, was knocked offline for about three hours.That was on

Published on: October 13th, 2008 Robert MacMillan