As the subject states, 34,307 attacks were leveled at the Openhack network, and two were successful. Of course the flip side to this is "It only takes one." Ironically a hacker who cracked the e-commerce program then "cracked" the database because eWEEK had forgotten to change a built-in account's default password in Oracle. D'oh!
The other articles go into detail about one of the cracks, but stays fairly vague on the other one, probably because it apparently reveals a new vulnerability in Solaris 8 that hadn't been patched at the time the article was written. Still, it's an interesting series of articles to read; the hacker that found the Solaris bug spent 40 hours working on the crack. Now that's dedication.