RE: [ISN] Firing (and Hiring) Hackers

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Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 01:04:41 PDT

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    Karp doesn't understand.  The Wiest case is not about hacking.  It is
    about dishonorable conduct by a prospective military officer.
    Bob Jacobson
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    Subject: [ISN] Firing (and Hiring) Hackers
    By Jack Karp
    October 2, 2001
    In March of 1999, Chris Wiest was dishonorably discharged from the
    United States Air Force Academy after being convicted by a military
    court of "illegally accessing a computer system and causing damage."
    Wiest's court-martial and discharge stemmed from the fact that Wiest
    had been using his Air Force computer to access Internet Relay Chat
    (IRC), an application that allows multiple users to chat interactively
    with one another through a single server. But because of security
    concerns, the Air Force Academy had prohibited the use of IRC among
    its cadets.
    Wiest admits he chose to do it anyway.
    "I made a decision that, yes, I'll do this and I'll accept the risks
    that go with it and, if I get caught, I am quite sure that I will be
    out on the tour pad marching some tours and paying the consequences
    for the choice of my actions," Wiest told "CyberCrime."
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