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Re: Sudan Bank Hacked, Bin Laden Info Found - Hacker
From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 05:23:22 -0500 (CDT)

Forwarded from: Tim Slighter <timslighter () home com>

I read that story and I would like to have the glorious opportunity of
confronting the "so-called" hackers to find specifics on how exactly
they managed to bypass perimeter defense.  First off, what Financial
Institution would be stupid enough to place DNS on the same server as
the Firewall ? (especially if there was 50 Million of that guy's cash
there), Secondly, even if they had done something so stupid as placing
DNS on the Firewall, the only bypass vulnerability that Checkpoint
Firewall-1 has been known to have is the PASV FTP where a one way
connection could be exploited given very specific conditions.  
Assuming that they had gained access, then the initial claim that they
had "hacked" the DNS server would indicate that access was gained via
port 53 or a known exploit via DNS, this however, would not provide
them with any known exploits by which to bypass the Firewall.  The
more I research this and the more I think about it, that story has
more holes in it than Swiss Cheese.  What a HOAX !!

-----Original Message-----
From: InfoSec News [mailto:isn () c4i org]
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 5:21 AM
To: isn () attrition org
Subject: [ISN] Sudan Bank Hacked, Bin Laden Info Found - Hacker


By Ned Stafford, Newsbytes
27 Sep 2001, 2:46 PM CST

A group of U.K.-based hackers has cracked computers at the AlShamal
Islamic Bank in Sudan and collected data on the accounts of the Al
Qaeda terrorist organization and its leader Osama bin Laden, Kim
Schmitz, a flamboyant German hacker/businessman, has claimed.

Schmitz, who has offered a $10 million reward for the capture of bin
Laden, told Newsbytes that the information has been turned over to the
FBI. Bin Laden, a millionaire Saudi exile whose base is now
Afghanistan, is suspected of being the driving force behind the deadly
Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with
hijacked planes.

Newsbytes could not confirm Schmitz's claim. An FBI spokesman in
Washington declined to confirm or deny the story, saying that the
agency's policy is not to comment on information and leads it is


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