Forwarded from: B.K. DeLong <bkdelongat_private> At 04:16 AM 09/27/2001 -0500, you wrote: > http://www.wired.com/news/conflict/0,2100,47099,00.html > > By Brian McWilliams > 2:00 a.m. Sep. 26, 2001 PDT > > A new TV public service announcement targets U.S. computer > hacktivists with a blunt message: Uncle Sam wants you to help > fight the war on terrorism. This is an INCREDIBLY stupid move. Based on experience, we all know that these kids thrive on attention first, not some sort of misguided sense of patriotism. Putting out a spot like this to widely reach those script kiddies who might be doing said defacements will only serve to hit their need for attention. I can see it now: "Hey - we got our own TV commercial! Let's go out and do some mad defacements to see if they'll mention us more!" This, of course, was further proved during the "Wag the Delio" incident when Michelle Delio from Wired News proceeded to interview a no-name Chinese script kiddie who said all the hackers in the whole country of China were against the US resulting in prolonging what could have been a several day defacement incident rather then a multiple week spree. -- B.K. DeLong bkdelongat_private 617.877.3271 http://www.brain-stream.com Play. http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org Potter. http://www.attrition.org Security. http://www.artemisiabotanicals.com Herb. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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