1998-05-11 - Re: U.S. Navy caught hacking into British marine charity Web site

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From: Bill Frantz <frantz@netcom.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1998-05-11 03:59:51 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 20:59:51 -0700 (PDT)

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From: Bill Frantz <frantz@netcom.com>
Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 20:59:51 -0700 (PDT)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: U.S. Navy caught hacking into British marine charity Web site
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At 3:11 PM -0800 5/9/98, Spam the President wrote:
>It wouldn't make any sense. Why would a hacker use a military
>site that is actively monitored to hack into a site with less security?

Consider the wonderful irony of hacking into some site and having the blame
go somewhere else.

Consider a somewhat different circumstance.  I was recently in Organ Pipe
Cactus National Monument.  The southern border of the monument runs across
the US/Mexico border.  One of the stops on the tourist drive around the
monument is a parking lot 40 feet from a broken gate in the fence that
marks the border.  There is a large sign there suggesting that people not
leave their cars because of recent breakins.  There was also broken auto
glass on the ground.

Now, if I were breaking into cars, I would pick that parking lot, rather
than others further north, in hopes that everyone would blame the Mexicans.
Don't think I am sure that the Mexicans are not responsible, just that I
see a chance for some US lowlifes to deflect the blame.

I see the same opportunity in using a hacked Navy computer to hack a marine
mammal site.  It may be the Navy, or it may be a hacker with a polished
sense of irony.

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