Re: [ISN] Israel under hack attack

From: InfoSec News (isnat_private)
Date: Thu Apr 18 2002 - 00:19:29 PDT

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    Fowarded from: irado furioso com tudo <iradoat_private>
    InfoSec News wrote:
    > Forwarded from: William Knowles <wkat_private>
    as per another list/friend, it is a big FUD:
    This is yet another example of a security firm desperately attempting
    to generate business in a recession. There have been quite a few FUD
    stories lately reporting non-news:
    Hack Attack, How you might be a target:
    Experts: Chat rooms a haven for hackers:
    Want Free Software? Be prepared for Surprises:
    Net blamed for marital breakups:
    What these all have in common is that they are "duh" stories written
    by naive reporters providing free advertisement for some security
    company/pundit. There is no real news in any of these.
    Journalists (as I use this term very loosely in reference to the
    authors of the above articles) really need to do a better job
    determining if there really is a story. A journalist I know contacted
    mi2g at one point to ask what methods they use to map web defacement
    trends and what their sources were. Pretty basic question - verify the
    facts. Mi2g never responded and she killed the story. We need to have
    more journalists do this.
    On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, Omar K. wrote:
     > True, the major happenings were at the beginning of the Intifada about
     > one year ago, when  there was almost a cyber-intifada movement, and an
     > abundance of script-kiddie tools just made for that cause.  It seems
     > that they are quite a bit late in their press release.  They contacted
     > my firm, as being a firm from the region, when they were preparing for
     > this press release.  They were basically trying to put words in my mouth
     > towards the current situation trying to convince themselves and me that
     > their FUD was true.
     > -----Original Message-----
     > From: owner-widdershinsat_private
     > [mailto:owner-widdershinsat_private] On Behalf Of will taggart
     > Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 5:43 AM
     > To: widdershinsat_private
     > Subject: [Widdershins] FUD...
     > a really poor article...
     > I have been following the exploits of "Egyptian Fighter" on
     > anyway, reported defacements have not increased fact,
     > most of the people that I was studying a year ago have dropped off the
     > scene, the WFD, m0sad, the (pakistani) Silver Lords, etc...I imagine
     > that they all just went to college or got jobs and lost 
     > interest...which I think is pretty common. and compared to what was 
     > happening at the beginning of the intifada, what is happening now 
     > is unimpressive.
    Irado Furioso com Tudo
    Linux User 179402
    os nazistas voltaram.. um ocupa a Casa Branca (Washington, DC), outro 
    domina o Estado de Israel. Nós, no meio.
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