Re: [ISN] Secret Service Agent: Hackers Are Unpatriotic

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Date: Thu Jun 20 2002 - 02:57:27 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 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?
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