RE: [ISN] Indian hacker turns cyber cop

From: InfoSec News (isnat_private)
Date: Mon Apr 22 2002 - 02:00:48 PDT

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    Forwarded from: "Huggins, Michael" <mhhugginsat_private>
    We hire someone who would probably never ever pass a background
    investigation to work with the military and yet won't utilize our own
    patriotic professionals whats up???
    Michael H. Huggins
    CISSP CTOC USN (ret)
    First Command Information
    Security Manager
    817 569 2435
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    From: InfoSec News [mailto:isnat_private] 
    Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 3:58 AM
    To: isnat_private
    Subject: [ISN] Indian hacker turns cyber cop
    [Is the U.S. Govt that hard up for consultants that its hiring 
    16 year old former defacers to work as intelligence consultants 
    in information security?  - WK]
    By Brajesh Upadhyay 
    of the BBC Hindi service 
    17 April, 2002
    The clock had just struck midnight when users logged onto a popular chat
    site noticed a rather short message flashing up on their
    monitors: "DOS attack".
    To the majority, it may not have meant much, but to 16-year-old Ankit Fadia
    sitting in front of his PC in the Indian capital Delhi it was a "Denial of
    Service" attack - someone somewhere was trying to hack into a website.
    Within seconds, he had managed to track the location of the sender - from
    somewhere in Pakistan. Minutes later he had also found the target of attack
    - the website of a top Indian firm.
    They were soon alerted and a major hack was averted.
    Early start
    Ankit Fadia is one of the many "ethical hackers" now employed by businesses
    all over the world to protect against such attacks.
    "It was my first anti-hacking operation and it was successful," says Ankit,
    who was only 10 days into a job as an intelligence consultant with a US
    Government agency when he saved this website.
    He refuses to divulge the name of the agency he is employed by or the firm
    whose website he saved for security reasons.
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