Re: East Timor Activity?

From Bronc Buster <>
Date Tue, 7 Sep 1999 15:02:53 -0400 (EDT)
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In my area of the net, I have seen a lot of activity with regards to
Indonesia, but most of it is by media mongers, more concerned with getting
their names in lights rather then legit hacktivists. 

With the list like BugTraqs that let every Tom, Dick and Harry get their
hands on the latest and greatest exploits, its opened the flood gates for
wannabe hackers to finally get their hats in the game. Unlike hacktivism
in its early stages, where it was carried out my skilled people long
distances away, now locals have the ability to get their message across. A
lot of the REAL hacktivism (in my meaning of the word) with regards to the
Indonesian mess are being done by people in Asia who have a direct stake
in the out come. It's no longer being done by supporters thousands of
miles and several oceans away.

   Bronc Buster

On Tue, 7 Sep 1999, James Glave wrote:

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> The East Timor conflict has in the past proven a hihg-profile political
> target of hacktivists. As Indoniesia declares martial lawm does anyone
> notice any related activity on the Net?
> Some previous Wired News coverage:
> Cyber 'Vandals' Target Indonesia 
> 10:01 a.m. 18.Aug.1998 PST Crackers deface Indonesian Web sites in an
> effort to call attention to the plight of ethnic Chinese victimized by
> racial strife in that country. By James Glave. 
> Indonesia, Ireland in Info War? 
> 9:05 a.m. 27.Jan.1999 PST An Irish ISP says the Asian government is behind
> a series of sophisticated attacks against its servers, which host the East
> Timor country domain. By Niall McKay. 
> James Glave, News Editor, Wired News  +1 (415) 276-8430
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