[ISN] Serb Hackers Declare Computer War

From: mea culpa (jerichot_private)
Date: Thu Oct 22 1998 - 14:32:00 PDT

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    Serb Hackers Declare Computer War
    22-10-1998 16:31 
       BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) -- A group of Serbian computer hackers
    declared a cyber war against Internet sites the hackers say are anti-Serb,
    a Belgrade newspaper reported today. 
       A young man, who phoned and identified himself as member of a team of
    hackers known as Black Hand, also claimed responsibility for the crash of
    a Kosovo Albanian site on the World Wide Web. 
       "We shall continue to remove (ethnic) Albanian lies from the Internet," 
    the young man was quoted by the newspaper Blic as saying. 
       The site was up again today, but its webmaster Edmond Hajullaaga
    confirmed that it had been crashed "several times in the past three days." 
       The caller said the five-member group next plans to hack NATO's site,
    but gave no further details. 
       Ethnic Albanian media and organizations in Serbia's troubled Kosovo
    province have for several years used the Internet to reach a world
    audience. Recently, the Serbian government has also created several Web
       At the turn of the century, a group of Serbian officers known as Black
    Hand planned a coup. The officers are believed to have been behind the
    execution of a Serbian crown prince and his common-law wife. 
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