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the first person on the planet to be convicted of computer crime...
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Internet Slum Lords Crying Foul!
"Our web sites were attacked!
Quick call the FBI! " Good Luck! Morons!
Good, they needed a wake-up call!
Internet Alert Message (IAMtm)
Flash Traffic from the Internet front
02 / 14 / 00 16:40:00
From the Desk and Convoluted Mind
of Capt. Zap!
Well in the days that have just passed,
we have had major
attacks take place and the hits
just keep on coming! In the last week we have had Yahoo, Ebay, Amazon, E-Trade, Datek,
CNN, and who knows else attacked and shut down. Now the rash of attacks
happening out here are just too awesome to imagine. And the federal
gumshoes are hot on the trail of the alleged sources of this mischief! Now
we have reports that computer networks in California were used to
launch these attacks and the US Attorney General is calling for the
"death penalty", and Clinton is having a meeting with likes of Steve
Case, Ebay's chief and others corporate moron's who have no concept
of what is going on in the first place anyway, never use a keyboard
anymore except to write letters to other moron's who have no concepts
either, and in general Sites that have not taken the needed and required
due diligence of security for the control of the systems deserve to be
slapped down and given their walking papers from the Internet.
The problems out here with security are
vast and can be addressed if the systems
owners were to lock the toy box from the children! But of course the need for security is one that is
not being addressed by any of the carriers with the exception of the
Spaminator, and the other lame attempts to filter out spam.
Now these attacks are something to marvel
as a way to truly see the fact that
the various Cyber- Emperors truly are wearing no security clothes!
For all of you out here in the security
arena, have we all not heard that
old adage" Security costs money! Why do I want to spend money
that I don't have
to! All is ok right now!" Well my friends, Security is an asset! If you spend to secure your
car, your home and your business, why not your information. The reasons are
many, but boil down to a few simple
ones. No one is secure! No one really knows what these machines
and code can really do when in an
real open environment, no really can predict
the next attack or the outcome. This is a global nuclear war
happening right now! Of course the
naysayers are sitting back and saying that this is just a bunch of hackers
having their fun. how much money, time and aspirin and scotch did this
episode cost? Well the fun has cost some of the bigger web sites and the
network providers a few nights of
GOOD! It is about time that the Internet
become more of the real world, with classes taught to the children
and adults that the Internet is not here to be your own personal piggy
bank or sandbox! And to the Backbone providers out there, grow up and fix
your own problems before you go laying blame on the others out there.
Of course we have the problems of the
web sites not being informed and ready
for such things to occur. Did they forget that they are connected to a net? Do they not have a person
or persons, or a department that are geared for security and should be monitoring
the net for such exploits? Or is it the fact that they are sitting
on their respective asses and not seeing the forest for the trees?
Of course they will say that the monitoring of such sites and the needs
of security are too overwhelming and can not be done by anyone.
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