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Re: [PEN-TEST] Implications for "Looking around?" [FBI confiscation of allegely curious student]
From: Ben Ford <ben () KALIFORNIA COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 09:42:41 -0800

Bear in mind that he didn't just merely look around.  What he did would
be analogous to driving by and seeing a car accident then stopping to
poke around w/ the brake lines and such.  Maybe he was just curious, but
it was a crime scene he was contaminating and he is a lead that *has* to
be followed up on.  My brother spoke to the kid immediately afterwards
and he admitted that it was pretty dumb of him.


DA Smith wrote:

This has been posted to Slashdot and I saw one very good comment on
Nanog about this.  It bothers me, on the PEN-TEST level as many of us
started out by simply looking around.  And, from reading posts here
and on Bug-Traq, still do.  (The person in question details exactly
what he did).

"FBI confiscates computers of "curious" RPI student in aftermath
of the yankees.com hack: Sounds like Operation Sundevil all over
again (that one having gone down under SS direction):" from the Nanog


The comments on Slashdot can be found at:


It also reminds me of Steve Jackson's problems a few years ago.

(Of course it's soley my opinion, and no one else's whom I may work
for or associate with, etc.  Sheesh. Who's opinion could it be?)

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