Re: [ISN] Is Military Hiding Hacks?

From: Talisker (Taliskerat_private)
Date: Thu Jun 07 2001 - 10:27:34 PDT

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    As I understand it the US Army would deny all traffic except that which they
    trust, the trusted addresses may also include US ISPs so that their
    personnel can access certain websites from home.
    As many hackers also use these US ISPs they deface a site and announce it.
    But, because alldas is European they are denied access, and by the same
    principle Attrition being US based can mirror US .mils
    From my own personal experience, I see many referrals to my site and
    yet regardless of which European ISP I use I cannot view the referring page.
    I think you'll agree that the above hypothesis is viable, therefore, I
    suspect that alldas are being overly paranoid.  Any thoughts from someone
    who may actually know?
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Meritt James" <meritt_jamesat_private>
    To: "Jonathan Rickman" <jonathanat_private>
    Cc: <isnat_private>
    Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 2:23 PM
    Subject: Re: [ISN] Is Military Hiding Hacks?
    > Gee, I wonder why the US military (*.mil) would want to block non-US
    > access to its websites?  Maybe because most of the defacements of these
    > sites have domain names outside of the US?  Maybe the need-to-know  of
    > non-US of US military information is real low?
    > Maybe Alldas hasn't noticed the number of hacks that come from the same
    > national domain they use?  Do you think they could tell the difference
    > if just THEY are singled out or happen to be included in a blanked
    > screen?  Hmmmm... Don't seem to recall any problem with defacement
    > mirrors within the US....
    > Jonathan Rickman wrote:
    > >
    > > Here we go again...
    > >
    > > On Mon, 4 Jun 2001, InfoSec News wrote:
    > >
    > > > Alldas staffers believe that the U.S. military is trying to cover up
    > > > defacements of its websites by blocking Alldas' access to the greater
    > > > part of the military's network.
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