1996-06-05 - Terrorism Hysteria on the Net

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From: jya@pipeline.com (John Young)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-06-05 17:14:53 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 01:14:53 +0800

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From: jya@pipeline.com (John Young)
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 01:14:53 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Terrorism Hysteria on the Net
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Today's USA has a pair of front page stories: 
"Feds ready anti-terror cyberteam" and "Terrorism on the Net -- Post-Cold
War hysteria or a national threat?" 
They lay out the nightmares and the valiant TLA-daydreams to out-fund the
hackers and out-flummox the public. 
"You bring me a select group of hackers and within 90 days I'll bring this
country to its knees, " says Jim Settle, retired director of the FBI's
computer crime squad. 
"The threat is there, it's very real," says CIA General Counsel Jeffrey
Smith. "If we have a Unabomber who decides to launch an attack with a PC
instead of a bomb, (there could be) real damage."