Forwarded from: William Knowles <wkat_private> http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/international.cfm?id=1387132002 JACK FAIRWEATHER IN KUWAIT CITY 14 December 2002 A YOUNG Kuwaiti computer hacker was being hailed yesterday as a hero for causing the collapse of the Iraqi information ministry web site after loading it with viruses The hacker, 19, known by his computer name of Koko, launched his cyber attack after becoming incensed by a speech by Saddam Hussein last weekend in which the Iraqi leader offered an "apology" for the 1990 invasion of Kuwait. Speaking to a local Kuwaiti newspaper, Koko said: "I did it because what Saddam said was lies and someone had to show that Kuwait was not going to put up with his threats any more. "I'm not a hero, I just wanted to defend my country," he added. Koko's conversion to the defence of his country also represents something of a public relations coup in the battle against cyber terrorism. He had been part of a disparate gang of computer hackers involved in acts of sabotage against Israeli government web sites and various US and British business interests "We're very proud of him," a gang member said. *==============================================================* "Communications without intelligence is noise; Intelligence without communications is irrelevant." Gen Alfred. M. Gray, USMC ================================================================ C4I.org - Computer Security, & Intelligence - http://www.c4i.org *==============================================================* - 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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