Re: Mafioso

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From: Kragen Sitaker (
Date: Thu Apr 20 2000 - 11:38:01 PDT

B.K. DeLong writes:
> At 01:59 PM 04/20/2000 -0400, Kragen Sitaker wrote:
> >Also, I don't recall any attacks against institutions or people who'd
> >personally wronged this guy.
> He's a 15 year old...I doubt CNN, Yahoo, or any online trading firm would
> have any opportunity to "wrong" him. Most script kiddies his age do it
> because they can or to impress their friends.

Exactly. But he could have gone after the government, his school,
previous schools, or (as is typical) other script kiddies.

> No....they had this kid's address by Feb 15th but needed to solidify their
> case.

That would make me feel a lot better. Where can I find more details?

> >The kind of person who would do such a thing would likely be very
> >difficult to catch; . . .
> Well, not really...since anyone can execute a DDoS from their desktop.

I meant "the kind of person who would take down sites in a manner
calculated to arouse the largest possible press interest and then not
claim he did it".

> I'm annoyed at this whole situation. If you want to hear the rest of my
> ranting, I just got off the phone with the CBC Radio One show "As It
> Happens", and gripe on there as well:

I'll probably hear that on the way home tonight. Bravo! :)

<>       Kragen Sitaker     <>
The Internet stock bubble didn't burst on 1999-11-08.  Hurrah!
The power didn't go out on 2000-01-01 either.  :)

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