RE: FBI report on the recent "hack attack"

From: Lisa Dusseault (
Date: Fri Mar 09 2001 - 14:39:46 PST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom WSMF []
> Sent: Friday, March 09, 2001 1:19 PM
> To: FoRK
> Subject: FBI report on the recent "hack attack"
> Chapter 23
> Call in the mounties

You think it's a joke... in Canada, the mounties really do investigate some
computer crimes. A friend of mine supported a university system which was
used by a hacker as a stepping-stone to penetrate a Canadian system. He got
a call from a man who identified himself as an officer of the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police and asked questions about the compromised system.

"Oh, yeah? Prove it -- put your horse on the line" (*).

I love the mental picture of a mounted mountie in full dress with a laptop.


(*) OK, so he didn't actually say this, but it would have been cool.

fun pages discovered while jorming today:
The stupid-ass fuckin question hall of fame:
How not to use frames:
How to _really_ write a comic for the internet:
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