> Although skeptics doubt the reports, some experts back the claims. Winn
> Schwarau, president of security consultancy Interpact, Inc, said two banking
> officials at the recent International Banking Information Technology Forum
> in Basel, Switzerland, told him that four banks have together paid the
> equivelent of $100 million to cyber-bandits who brought down computer
> Another security expert, who asked for anonymity, claimed that one bank in
> Cornwall, England had its teller terminals and CRT screen blanked out or
> garbled for three days by bandits who pointed High-Energy Radio Frequency
> (HERF) devices at them. Microwave-based HERF guns were developed by the
> military to disrupt computer systems.
> The security expert also said he was now at a Las Vagas casino, where he is
> now investigating what appears to be a HERF attack cyber-bandits there.
Didn't MacGyver disable one of these things years ago in one of his
episodes? Looks like a market for a whole new breed of "firewalls".
Joe Smith Network Manager
Springfield, MO USA St John's Health System
net "In Touch, with Care"
Re: HERF stuff
From: Ian Johnstone-Bryden <ianj-b @