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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

: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/technology/05hack.html
: 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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