Re: [ISN] Hackers Select a New Target: Other Hackers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 03:41:11 -0700 (MST)
Forwarded from: security curmudgeon <jericho (at)>
Cc: sengupta (at), bilton (at)

: The New York Times
: July 4, 2011
: The hackers, calling themselves the A-Team, assembled a trove of private
: information and put it online for all to see: names, aliases, addresses,
: phone numbers, even details about family members and girlfriends.

Hackers select a "new" target, other hackers.

If you believe this is 'new' by any logic or reasoning, you are simply 
naive and poorly read. You only have to go so far as your own John 
Markoff to see this. He has written about a hacker (Mitnick) going after 
another hacker (Shimomura):

Further, James Fallows of the NYTimes has written about it as well:

That is one of hundreds (thousands?) of such cases of hackers targeting 
hackers. I would bet a dollar I could find other articles on 
of such cases as well.

- security curmudgeon

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