Tag: FBI

  • The Voice of Technology Past

    The other day, my mother dropped by before we went to lunch. She handed me a piece of paper folded into thirds with something solid inside. She told me i sent it to her some time ago for safe keeping. The letter simply read “This is the material I told you about. Please save this […]

  • Reporting terrorism, affect your credit? (we’re doomed)

    Right as I am about to wind down for the night, ISN rolls in, filling the inbox of most people before they wake. One of the last articles caught my attention and I read the first few paragraphs. Sandia to boot behemoth botnet This article (full GCN article) was disturbing to say the least. A couple of […]

  • Reporting terrorism, affect your credit? (we’re doomed)

    [This was originally published on attrition.org.] Right as I am about to wind down for the night, ISN rolls in, filling the inbox of most people before they wake. One of the last articles caught my attention and I read the first few paragraphs. Sandia to boot behemoth botnet This article (full GCN article) was disturbing to […]

  • “We recovered the laptop!” … so what?

    [This was written with Lyger and originally published on attrition.org.] In May of 2006, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs publicly disclosed the fact that “Personal data on about 26.5 million U.S. military veterans was stolen from the residence of a Department of Veterans Affairs data analyst who improperly took the material home”, prompting a mass […]

  • Fiasco: BlackHat, Cisco, ISS, Lynn

    [This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.] There are far too many articles covering this topic to justify me rewriting the story in my own words. So in summary, relevant links with background. End up with Schneier’s commentary for a good summary and additional links. BlackHat Briefings: Cisco IOS Security Architecture by Michael Lynnhttp://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-usa-05/bh-usa-05-schedule.html […]

  • “It Is Good Beating Proud Folks..”

    [This was originally published on attrition.org.] “It is good beating proud folks, for they will not complain“ William Knowles pointed me to www.realspy.com today, as they had apparently changed their web page after a recent defacement. Below is the message currently up on their server: Due to hackers rewriting my pages from others websites, we will be […]

  • Placing the Blame

    This was originally published on Newstrolls and subsequently mirrored on attrition.org.] As I type this article, there is a significant effort under way to track down two individuals. Both “Maxus” and “Curador” are wanted by several law enforcement agencies, most notably the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Each person has committed a crime involving unauthorized computer access. […]

  • Not Just a Game Anymore

    [This was originally published on Hacker News Network (HNN) and mirrored on attrition.org.] This is a follow-up to a previous article titled Is it worth it? Dispelling the myths of law enforcement and hacking, released on November 22, 1999 via Hacker News Network. Included with this article are several sanitized copies of various documents pertaining to computer […]

  • Is it worth it?

    [This was originally published on Hacker News Network (HNN) and mirrored on attrition.org.] Is it worth it?Dispelling the myths of law enforcement and hacking A recent chat with an active web page defacer made me realize just how naïve some crackers can be about law enforcement (LE). Despite a large amount of cases being brought […]