Re: [ISN] Alert issued for China's next cyber attack

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Date: Thu May 23 2002 - 02:59:31 PDT

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    Forwarded from: Russell Coker <russellat_private>
    On Wed, 22 May 2002 11:05, you wrote:
    > Forwarded from: Marc Maiffret <marcat_private>
    > Could codered have been written by Chinese? Yes. Do I personally think the
    > Chinese government would do it? No. That would equate them to terrorists
    > the US that much? Does it hurt China and everyone else just as much or
    > more? For military purposes its better to be able to get critical
    > information to use against your enemy. Therefore it makes more sense to be
    > silently hacking systems to gain information that you can later use. This
    > does not
    This is one point that I think many people are missing.  Worms hurt
    American interests vastly more than any other country because the use
    of (and dependence on) computers is much greater than most (if not
    all) other countries.
    Anything that is done to significantly hurt use of the Internet,
    electronic commerce, or network security hurts America most, and is
    therefore in the interests of a hostile country that has little
    dependance on computers.
    But worms aren't the great weapon here, stupid laws such as the DMCA
    and others are much worse.
    Russell Coker
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