Forwarded from: security curmudgeon <jerichoat_private> > http://www.crn.com/Sections/BreakingNews/dailyarchives.asp?ArticleID=35894 > > 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 attacks. > > "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." Ok to be fair.. If you are a US citizen stealing gas from your local station .. If you are a US citizen stealing office supplies .. If you are a US citizen breaking traffic laws .. .. you are not only criminal, but unpatriotic. Why does petty computer crime thrust you into an "unpatriotic" category and other crimes don't? - 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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