[funsec] The south rises again!
Richard M. Smith
rms at computerbytesman.com
Fri Sep 28 07:58:56 CDT 2007
I don't like the Wikipedia definition for cyberterrorism either, but it is
the one that the media seems to have adopted.
From: Blue Boar [mailto:BlueBoar at thievco.com]
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 12:02 AM
To: Richard M. Smith
Subject: Re: [funsec] The south rises again!
I disagree wholeheartedly with that definition. Take the word "terrorism"
And add "over the Internet".
I may of course get outvoted by the general populace on the definition.
The Wikipedia def. simply says causing harm or disruption. An accidental
root DNS server outage is "cyber-terrorism" under that definition.
Richard M. Smith wrote:
> Yep, probably no one was too terrified when they lost their phone
> service for a couple of hours. However, here's the definition given
> by Wikipedia for cyberterrorism:
> Cyber-terrorism is the leveraging of a target's computers and
> technology, particularly via the Internet, to cause physical,
> harm or severe disruption.
> Using even this rather broad defintion, there have been very few real
> world cyberterrorism attacks.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Blue Boar [mailto:BlueBoar at thievco.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 10:29 PM
> To: rms at computerbytesman.com
> Cc: funsec
> Subject: Re: [funsec] The south rises again!
> Who was he trying to make terrified?
> rms at computerbytesman.com wrote:
>> Could this be an actual case of cyberterrorism? Knocking out
>> people's telephone service is a big no-no isn't it?
>>> Redneck Ragin'
>>> A former Cox Communications Inc. employee pleaded guilty on
>>> Wednesday to charges he hacked into the company's computer system
>>> and disrupted computer and telecom services in four cities.
>>> William Bryant, 38, of Norcross, Ga., pleaded guilty in federal
>>> district court to knowingly causing the transmission of information
>>> to a computer used in interstate commerce, and as a result
>>> intentionally and without authorization causing damage to that computer.
>>> He now faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of
>>> up to $250,000. Sentencing is set for Dec. 13 before U.S. District
>>> Judge Thomas W. Thrash.
>>> Bryant is a former employee of Atlanta-based Cox Communications,
>>> which operates a computer and telecommunications system throughout
>>> the United States. After being asked to resign, Bryant remotely shut
>>> down portions of Cox's system, causing the loss of computer and
>>> telecommunications services, including access to 9-1-1 emergency
>>> services, for Cox customers in Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and
>>> Baton Rouge, La. Cox technicians restored service within hours.
>>> Although I disagree with the tactics, Cox does suck cocks.
>>> Personally I would have thought it funnier to xss the front page of
>>> the AJC if you had that kind of access. Something along the lines of
>>> "Stupid rednecks finally admit Creationism is wrong while
>>> simultaneously stopping the flood of wasted taxpayer dollars on the
>>> rebel flag debate".
>>> -JP<who would probably have to define "simultaneously" in the
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