[ISN] Secret Service Agent: Hackers Are Unpatriotic

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Date: Wed Jun 19 2002 - 01:34:03 PDT

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    By Marcia Savage, CRN
    San Francisco
    2:42 PM EST Tues., June 18, 2002 
    A special agent with the Secret Service's electronic-crimes branch
    said hackers are unpatriotic.
    In a keynote here Tuesday at the Computer Security Institute's NetSec
    conference, John Frazzini said the lines between criminal acts and
    acts of war are increasingly blurring since the September terrorist
    "Hackers who brag that they can break into computer systems are
    unpatriotic," he said. "If you're a U.S. citizen breaking into
    computer networks, it's not only criminal but unpatriotic."
    Frazzini, who works in the Secret Service's electronic crimes branch
    in Washington, said the U.S. Patriot Act--passed after the
    attacks--mandated the creation of a nationwide network of Secret
    Service Electronic Crimes Task Forces.
    The task forces, which have been established in nine major cities
    across the nation, investigate electronic crimes including potential
    terrorist attacks against critical infrastructure and financial
    payment systems, he said.
    Law enforcement needs help from the corporate sector,
    information-security professional and academia to fight terrorism,
    Frazzini said.
    "We should all be working together to address this problem," he said.  
    "Law enforcement can't go it alone. It will take a coordinated
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