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 -----Original Message----- From: InfoSec News [mailto:isnat_private] Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 3:58 AM To: isnat_private Subject: [ISN] Indian hacker turns cyber cop http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_1934000/1934874.stm [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. [...] - 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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