[ISN] Uneasy Partnership (ethical hacker)

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Sun Aug 16 1998 - 23:13:51 PDT

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    [Uneasy partnership]
    As they fight online child pornography, law enforcement agencies get help
    from an unlikely source: hackers
    By Deborah Radcliff
    In Depth, Aug. 17, 1998 In February, the information systems department at
    Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif., learned that child
    pornography was being stored on a server somewhere on campus. 
    The tip-off message to IS included the exact IP address.  In Sonoma
    State's system, each IP address is associated with a specific port. This
    one was a direct Internet connection in a dormitory. The IS staff captured
    images flowing into and out of the port before university police made the
    "It only took us a couple of hours to catch the guy,"  says Sam Scolise,
    Sonoma State's information technology director. "But it was a very
    depressing day for our staff because of the horrible things they saw." 
    Sonoma State received its initial tip from what some might consider an
    unlikely source: a Swedish hacking group. 
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