> David Kennedy <76702 .
> Courtesy of Reuter's News Services via CompuServe's Executive News Service
> >> WASHINGTON (Reuter) - The Central Intelligence Agency,
> >> that bastion of spy technology and computer wizardry, pulled
> >> the plug on its World Wide Web site on the Internet Thursday
> >> after a hacker broke in and replaced it with a crude parody.
> >> CIA officials said their vandalized homepage -- altered
> >> to read "Welcome to the Central Stupidity Agency" -- was in
> >> no way linked to any mainframe computers containing
> >> classified national security information.
> o Hacker got in on Wednesday night and the CIA took the system down on
> Thursday morning.
> o Part of the hacker's text included "stop lying."
> o Article states "cyber-attack matched" Department of Justice web server
> [DMK: No technical details yet. Surely somebody captured a mirror of it and
> will post it just as the DOJ corruption is available. More as it becomes
> Dave Kennedy CISSP Dir Research, Nat'l Computer Security Assoc.
As a normally passive observer, I can not avoid commenting on your article.
FYI: The "stop lying" was adressed to the prosecuter in an ongoing
Swedish hacker trial.
Five hackers stand accused of various hacking, where extensive "free-use" of public telephone lines is one of the main issues.
The hackers have obtained access to credit-card numbers which have been used
and have also cracked some of the telephone access codes.
Since the message was written in English and Swedish it is suspected that other
swedish hackers did this to obtain some publicity worldwide during the ongoing legal process.
The choice of the CIA-homepage is supposedly due to the spectacular value it represents.
I hope this information might be of use.
Major Anders Lagö
Swedish War College
C4I Course 96-98