On Thu, 9 Nov 1995, Daniel Guy wrote:
> > Prosecute, prosecute, prosecute - but of course you may have to get
> > the laws changed to make intrusion an illegal act first of all. And
> > if the intruder is from across the pond (either way) you've got an
> > International indicent to deal with. CERT (the Computer Emergency
> > Response Team) can be of assistance (esp. if the intruder you
> > detected happens to part of a larger organized attack). The FBI is
> > the agency in the USA which is the contact for InterPol, if you have
> > an international incident..
> > > I suggest to find the place where the intruder work, ask the
> > > company *nicely* to fire the guy, then kill his dog and burn the house :)
> > I'd also sugget they sever all his computer accounts, and Internet
> > access. Of course, he/she can go down the street to any ISP (Internet
> > Service Provider) and continue his/her games and tricks.
> I think we're getting a little rash here, alot of cracker activity comes
> from bogus or hijacked accounts, prosecuting away without running a full
> investigation first would be foolish and could get a decent user behind
> bars, in addition, before you run to prosecute a teenager, think if he'd
> really done some damage.. <I know saying this might make me a
> flame-bait but it's been to long since my last flame ;) > is it worthy
> to put a 17 years old kid for 5yrs if all he did was being curious
> without causing any damage?
> Again, determining who the attacker *really* is is hell on a university
> or an ISP site where the users allow themselves poor passwords, sharing
> accounts etc., use caution before naming the culprit
> > Getting cooperation from the other guy's employer is a whole different matter.
> > Maybe, he's being paid to examine your work. Then what?
> > The best offense if a good defense - keep them out in the first
> > place, and hide (encrypt) business mission critical information.
> No, if you have really important things keeyp themm off the internet,
> encryption can be broken, it is sufficient if a cracker hears of a bug
> before you do to get all your machines compromised
> St. Viper the one who doesn't sleep O:-)
> **guyd @