Homeland Grayshirts Warns Internet Servers of Sunday,
July 6, 2003 "Vandal" Attack
[Editor's Note: Don
Croft has reported more than once that the upper level Homeland Security
honchos wear nifty gray uniforms, so I thought I would dub them the "Grayshirts"
in honor of their predecessors in Nazi Germany of the late 1930's, the "Brownshirts".
You never know when those mysterious 'vandals' will hack up your favorite
alternative news web site, so you might want to download this free
software (http://www.webstripper.net/) that allows you to save the contents
of an entire web site in one shot. Click on the link that says "Download"
for the free version...Ken Adachi]
From Ken Adachi <Editor@educate-yourself.org>
July 2, 2003
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 1:29 PM
Subject: URGENT:: Hacker Alert!!
July 2, 2003
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government and private technology experts warned
Wednesday that hackers plan to attack thousands of Web sites Sunday n a
loosely coordinated "contest" that could disrupt Internet traffic.
An early-warning network for the technology industry, operating with the
Department of Homeland Security, notified companies that it received "credible
information" about the planned attacks and already has detected surveillance
probes by hackers looking for weaknesses in corporate and government networks.
"We emphasize that all Web site administrators should ensure that their
sites are not vulnerable," wrote Peter Allor of Internet Security Systems
Inc., the Atlanta-based company that runs the Information Technology Information
Sharing and Analysis Center.
Separately, the New York Office of Cyber-Security and Critical Infrastructure
Coordination warned Internet providers and other organizations that the
goal of the hackers was to vandalize 6,000 Web sites in six hours.
New York officials urged companies to change default computer passwords,
begin monitoring Web site activities more aggressively, remove unnecessary
functions from server computers and apply the latest software repairs from
vendors such as Microsoft Corp.
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