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Re: [defaced-commentary] Pakistani Hackers Deface U.S. Site With Ultimatum
From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 02:37:46 -0500 (CDT)

Forwarded from: dont <dont () csds uidaho edu>

Ok, this kinda stuff just cracks me up when I read it, since I am a
retired USAF officer.  I wonder if these folks have really thought
this through?  Do they really want to become "combatants" and
therefore be subjected to an entirely different set of rules of
engagement?

While I certainly would not advocate this, I would most likely fall
out of my chair laughing the day I read about a Ranger raid or bombing
run on one of their houses.

Sorry, back to reality... but thanks for the chuckles on this one!

don


On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, InfoSec News wrote:

A Pakistani hacking group has defaced a Web server operated by the
U.S.  government and threatened to hit American and British
military sites unless its demands are met.

A Web server operated by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) was attacked this morning by a group known
as GForce Pakistan, according to records at Alldas, a Web site
defacement archive.

The attackers replaced the site's homepage with their own, which
bore the title "GForce Strikes Back" and contained a 350-word text
message. The message said the group would target "major US
military and major British Web sites" in coming days and
jeopardize their internal security.

GForce claimed to have "some very high confidential US data" that
it would hand over to officials of Al Qaeda unless the U.S. met
several demands.  The group's confusing ultimatum included the
removal of U.S. troops from Saudi Arabia, the cessation of bombing
in Afghanistan, and the production of "evidence," among other
demands.



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