Forwarded from: Ejovi Nuwere <firstname.lastname@example.org> Looks like the first realistic damage cost ever published. The $5,000 was probably consulting time. I wonder if this is how cyber terrorist will destroy America? Breaking into our counties wireless infrastructure. Al Queda is probably war driving America as we speak. ejovi nuwere http://www.ejovi.net http://www.hackercracker.net > Puffer is accused of accessing the system March 8, costing the county > $5,000 to clean up after the alleged breach. > > Puffer, a computer security analyst who worked briefly for the > county's technology department in 1999, could get five years in prison > and a $250,000 fine on each count if he's convicted. Puffer declined > to comment Wednesday and referred questions to his attorney, who was > not available. > > District Clerk Charles Bacarisse said no files were compromised, but > the county had to shut down the wireless system about a month after it > was set up. > > The county, he said, had intended to use the wireless service to > connect personal computers used by court clerks at the Civil Courts > Building, 301 Fannin, to their network. The old courthouse can no > longer sustain more computer lines, he said. > > "I'm hopeful we can determine an appropriate way to secure that system > well enough to use wireless service," Bacarisse said. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email email@example.com with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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