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Re: [ISN] Hackers Select a New Target: Other Hackers
Forwarded from: security curmudgeon <jericho (at) attrition.org>
Cc: sengupta (at) nytimes.com, bilton (at) nytimes.com
: By SOMINI SENGUPTA and NICK BILTON
: The New York Times
: July 4, 2011
: The hackers, calling themselves the A-Team, assembled a trove of private
: information and put it online for all to see: names, aliases, addresses,
: phone numbers, even details about family members and girlfriends.
Hackers select a "new" target, other hackers.
If you believe this is 'new' by any logic or reasoning, you are simply
naive and poorly read. You only have to go so far as your own John
Markoff to see this. He has written about a hacker (Mitnick) going after
another hacker (Shimomura):
Further, James Fallows of the NYTimes has written about it as well:
That is one of hundreds (thousands?) of such cases of hackers targeting
hackers. I would bet a dollar I could find other articles on nytimes.com
of such cases as well.
- security curmudgeon
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