Forwarded from: Jacobson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Karp doesn't understand. The Wiest case is not about hacking. It is about dishonorable conduct by a prospective military officer. Bob Jacobson -----Original Message----- From: owner-isnat_private [mailto:owner-isnat_private]On Behalf Of InfoSec News Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 3:22 AM To: isnat_private Subject: [ISN] Firing (and Hiring) Hackers http://www.techtv.com/cybercrime/digitaldisputes/story/0,23008,3338661,00.ht ml 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." [...] - 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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