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Re: The wyrms and the law.
By that definition, simple armed robbery is terrorism. It would go something like this: Robber: Give me your wallet. Victim: Ok, just don't shoot me, I'll do anything you say. (Reaches slowly into back pocket) Here you go. Robber: Lay down on the ground and count to 20 before you get up or I'll shoot you. Victim: Whatever you say. The end result is that the robber coerced the victim into behaving a certain way. He's going up the river for terrorism if he gets caught. Larry Diffey I speak for my employer because I am my employer. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Roeland Meyer" <[email protected]> To: "NANOG (E-mail)" <[email protected]> Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 11:04 AM Subject: The wyrms and the law. > > Life just got more interesting for the crackers. > > http://www.securityfocus.com/news/257 > > 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 > Managing Director > Morgan Hill Software Company > tel: +1 925 373 3954 > cel: +1 925 352 3615 > fax: +1 925 373 9781 > http://www.mhsc.com >