Forwarded from: Brooks Isoldi <bjisoldiat_private> Well, good luck telling that to this reporter. I have in the past tried to inform Mr. Middleton on the topic of internet crimes, which he attempts to write many of his news articles about. He goes out of his way to pick the most moronic of hackers and asks them the most moronic of questions. I guess the two fit nicely together. One article he wrote actually contained information on what the kids do besides hacking and contained questions that had absolutely no bearing whatsoever on the issue. Middleton has made an effort to allow juvenile kids with very little knowledge of the very systems they attack to stand on a podium and preach security to the rest of the world, and he has justified this nonsense by claiming that these articles are widely read by his targetted audience and therefore he must be doing something right. Well, sure if your target audience doesn't know anything about the topic, of COURSE they're going to be more likely to enjoy what you write. It's ridiculous when you see a journalist stoop down to the level where the "hacker underground" is some awe-inspiring, sensational realm that few people have the honor of existing within. --- Brooks Isoldi The Intelligence Network http://www.intellnet.org 877-581-3724 [Voicemail/Fax] "When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another..." -Declaration of Independence (1776) -----Original Message----- From: owner-isnat_private [mailto:owner-isnat_private]On Behalf Of InfoSec News Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 3:35 AM To: isnat_private Subject: RE: [ISN] Interview with an ex-hacker Forwarded from: "Thomas (Yahoo!)" <thomasroygarnerat_private> Since when is web-vandalism equal to "terrorized websites" (and since when is terrorized spelled w/ an S instead of a Z?). I believe this reporter is setting an extremely dangerous tone by linking the word terrorism to vandalism. With the 100's of new anti-terrorism laws in place, we are going to see sweeping changes all in the name of "anti-terrorism", example, Super Bowl 36, did anyone catch the commercials that stated "some drug money is used to front terrorist activities" by using imagery (paying for guns, explosives, seeing a person sitting down "building" something). I believe that we need to be very careful how we report items, b/c my creating a link between web vandalism and terrorism, is going to create a new wave of anti-computer "whatever" (i.e., hacking, etc.,) raids, like back during the Cyberpunk days (remember that?) Thomas Roy Garner SETIPRIME ( http://www.setiprime.com ) -----Original Message----- From: owner-isnat_private [mailto:owner-isnat_private]On Behalf Of InfoSec News Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2002 10:32 PM To: isnat_private Subject: [ISN] Interview with an ex-hacker http://www.computing.vnunet.com/News/1128889 By James Middleton [01-02-2002] According to the defacement archive at Alldas.de, the hacker group known as the 'sm0ked crew' only terrorised websites throughout February of last year. [...] - 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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