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Re: Pentester convicted..
From: Phoebe Tunstall <foibey () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 17:34:06 +0100

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On Wed, 10 May 2006 20:31:11 -0700
Syv Ritch <syv () 911networks com> wrote:
1. Sorry, but that's not what I heard. He also went into the NASA 
and other government agencies. Not only did he do "some 
pentesting" outside. He actually went in, and from inside did 
further "things". We don't know what he did inside, but he did 
enough to convince a judge to send him to the the States.

You're talking about Gary McKinnon, a Brit who used (if I remember correctly from articles I read a while back when he 
got caught) really basic windows vulnerabilities such as unsecured shares, as well as a few other ancient tricks to 
mess around with nasa and pentagon computers, apparently in some sort of search for secret information about UFOs. The 
slashdot article linked to in the original e-mail is about a completely different case, involving someone called "Bret 
McDanel".

Read before you snark.

Phoebe
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