Re: [ISN] [defaced-commentary] Pakistani Hackers Deface U.S. Site With Ultimatum

From: InfoSec News (isnat_private)
Date: Tue Oct 23 2001 - 00:37:46 PDT

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    Forwarded from: dont <dontat_private>
    Ok, this kinda stuff just cracks me up when I read it, since I am a
    retired USAF officer.  I wonder if these folks have really thought
    this through?  Do they really want to become "combatants" and
    therefore be subjected to an entirely different set of rules of
    While I certainly would not advocate this, I would most likely fall
    out of my chair laughing the day I read about a Ranger raid or bombing
    run on one of their houses.
    Sorry, back to reality... but thanks for the chuckles on this one!
    On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, InfoSec News wrote:
    > A Pakistani hacking group has defaced a Web server operated by the
    > U.S.  government and threatened to hit American and British
    > military sites unless its demands are met.
    > A Web server operated by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric
    > Administration (NOAA) was attacked this morning by a group known
    > as GForce Pakistan, according to records at Alldas, a Web site
    > defacement archive.
    > The attackers replaced the site's homepage with their own, which
    > bore the title "GForce Strikes Back" and contained a 350-word text
    > message. The message said the group would target "major US
    > military and major British Web sites" in coming days and
    > jeopardize their internal security.
    > GForce claimed to have "some very high confidential US data" that
    > it would hand over to officials of Al Qaeda unless the U.S. met
    > several demands.  The group's confusing ultimatum included the
    > removal of U.S. troops from Saudi Arabia, the cessation of bombing
    > in Afghanistan, and the production of "evidence," among other
    > demands.
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