Forwarded from: bschnzlat_private This article was brought on by one who tried sniffing in a switched environment. He (She) had not practiced enough or was not familiar with the equipment he was manipulating. The sensational writing does add a bit to the occurance... In a message titled [ISN] Working in a network war zone, on 7 May 2002 at 3:51, InfoSec News sent these words: > http://news.com.com/2100-1001-900511.html?tag=fd_top > > By Robert Lemos > Staff Writer, CNET News.com > May 6, 2002, 4:00 PM PT > > reporter's notebook - VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Even before the > CanSecWest security conference started on Wednesday, unknown hackers > had given the hotel's high-speed network a case of the hiccups. By > Wednesday evening, the system was laid out flat. > > The pros were peeved, and a call for an electronic posse went out. > > "We're forming a hunting party," Dragos Ruiu, independent security > consultant and conference organizer, told the room of nearly 150 > hackers and security experts late Thursday afternoon. "If anyone wants > to help us find out who's...poisoning the hotel network, talk to me." > > But that evening, the vandal stayed offline and the hotel network was, > for a little while, glitch free. > > Networks don't come much more hostile than those at the CanSecWest > security conference. The three-day conference brought together > hackers, security consultants, and government officials to talk tech > about the latest tools and trends in the online arena. [...] Bill Scherr IV, GSEC, GCIA Electronic Warfare Associates / IIT Lafayette RTI, Camp Johnson Colchester, VT 05446 802-338-3213 - 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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