> Yeah.... Remember the story of Randall Schwartz @ Intel. He *was*
> the sysadmin and lost his job for running 'crack' because his actions
> were seen as a hack-attack.
> Then he was taken to court and sued.
Actually, it was not a civil lawsuit (the typical meaning of "sued").
He was charged and convicted of three felony counts (criminal trial).
This was back in 1995. Keep in mind that there have been a number of
new federal and state "computer crime" laws passed in the last couple
For more information on the Randal L. Schwartz case see :
I would not recommend exposing security holes by actively exploiting them
until you *very* carefully consider the consequences.