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The wyrms and the law.

  • From: Roeland Meyer
  • Date: Tue Sep 25 14:07:50 2001

Life just got more interesting for the crackers.

Yesterday a new virus was announced on the news. It's only an email virus,
but in light of the above, the timing is interesting. The bar is being
raised. Between Code Red and Nimda, the past few months have been most
interesting, network-wise. By any stretch of the imagination, wyrm spawning
falls well within the boundary of "terrorist acts". 

The idea is that; to coerce behavior, via threat of harm or direct action to
commit harm, is an act of terrorism. There goes the argument that crackers
are doing us all a favor by exploiting security holes.

R O E L A N D  M J  M E Y E R
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