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Re: The wyrms and the law.
From: bmanning () vacation karoshi com
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 19:57:26 +0000 (UCT)


 its worse than that.... :)

 releasing buggy software that increases your systems vulnerability
 might fall within the boundary of "terrorist acts".

 


----- Original Message -----
From: "Roeland Meyer" <rmeyer () mhsc com>
To: "NANOG (E-mail)" <nanog () merit edu>
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.

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