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: http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/ptech/04/12/hack.dangers/index.html Experts: Chat rooms a haven for hackers: http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/internet/04/10/hackers.chat.rooms/index.html?related Want Free Software? Be prepared for Surprises: http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/ptech/04/14/tag.along.software.ap/index.html Net blamed for marital breakups: http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/internet/04/15/internet.breakup/index.html 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. .sioda. 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... > > http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1932000/1932750.stm > > I have been following the exploits of "Egyptian Fighter" on alldas.org > anyway, reported defacements have not increased significantly...in 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. :================= -- saudações, 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. - 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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