Incidents
incidents from history Nov 29 2008 06:48PM
Flavio Silva (flavioabs gmail com) (6 replies)
Re: incidents from history Jan 21 2009 09:48PM
Jason Chambers (jchambers ucla edu)
Re: incidents from history Dec 01 2008 09:02PM
Tony Maupin (tony themaupins com)
Re: incidents from history Dec 01 2008 08:51PM
Jay D. Dyson (jdyson treachery net)
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On Sat, 29 Nov 2008, Flavio Silva wrote:

> I want to know if someone can name the greatest incident of the computer
> history, but not the Morris Worm. Some time ago I read something about
> an incident called The Rising Sun, but now I'm not sure about this name.
> It was a supposed intrusion in some MIT lab, Harvard University, and
> some military facilities. Probably it was executed by terrorists. I want
> to confirm all this.

I'd have to say that, in terms of claimed monetary and operational losses,
Nimda and Code Red qualify, as do the Melissa, ILoveYou and Sircam
automated intrusion agents. However, no real connection to any terrorist
organization has been (nor can be) made with respect to these attacks.

As for any "Rising Sun" incident, I cannot recall anything remotely
approximating the scenario described. Of course, we're now seeing a
wholesale prohibition on thumb drives across the DoD and NASA, it seems
that serious enough incidents have occurred to warrant an update in
policies and procedures.

On the topic of "cyber-terrorists," I've spoken my mind on that issue over
six years ago in a keynote I gave at Toorcon[*].

- -Jay

* http://www.treachery.net/articles_papers/tutorials/the_myth_of_cyber-ter
rorism/

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[ reply ]
RE: incidents from history Dec 01 2008 08:36PM
Dario Ciccarone (dciccaro) (dciccaro cisco com) (1 replies)
Re: incidents from history Dec 02 2008 01:39AM
moto kawasaki (moto kawasaki3 org)
Re: incidents from history Dec 01 2008 08:34PM
Geoffrey J Gowey (gjgowey gmail com)
RE: incidents from history Dec 01 2008 08:22PM
Geo. (geoincidents nls net)


 

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