[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.

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: Blue Boar [mailto:BlueBoar at thievco.com] 
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 12:02 AM
To: Richard M. Smith
Cc: 'funsec'
Subject: Re: [funsec] The south rises again!

I disagree wholeheartedly with that definition. Take the word "terrorism"
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/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.

						BB

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:
> 
>    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber-terrorism
> 
>    Cyber-terrorism is the leveraging of a target's computers and 
> information
> 
>    technology, particularly via the Internet, to cause physical,
real-world 
>    harm or severe disruption.
> 
> Using even this rather broad defintion, there have been very few real 
> world cyberterrorism attacks.
> 
> Richard
>  
> 
> -----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?
> 
> 				BB
> 
> 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?
>>
>> Richard
>>
>>
>>> Redneck Ragin'
>>>
>>> from:
>>> http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2007/09/24/daily26.html?f
>>> =
>>> et50&ana=e_du
>>>
>>>  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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