HOAX? Re: The Beijing hack attack

From "[iso-8859-1] J Thorel" <youwillneedme@yahoo.com>
Date Tue, 28 Dec 1999 01:45:31 -0800 (PST)

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The HK Blonds group may even be a big hoax. I don't remember if
someone aready forwarded this piece or not, but I think it is a
valuable work to mention in the present debate.

>From Internet.com Asia, republished on the Infowar website. 


China: The Hong Kong Hacker Hoax - Media Fooled By Hacking Group's

     The world's press might have been fooled into believing that a
Chinese hacker group plans to bring down the country's information

     According to stories that began circulating in July last year,
the rogue group, the Hong Kong Blondes, is made up of dissidents both
overseas and within the Chinese Government. 

     The rumours began when an interview with the group's leader was
published by US hacking group the Cult of the Dead Cow (CDC)
[http://www.cultdeadcow.com ]. 

     In the interview, illusive Hong Kong Blondes director Blondie
Wong said that he had formed an organisation named the Yellow Pages,
which would use information warfare to attack China's information
infrastructure. The group threatened to attack both Chinese state
organisations and Western companies investing in the country. For
their part, the CDC claimed that they would train the Hong Kong
Blondes in encryption and intrusion techniques. 

     One year after the group's supposed launch, an investigation by
Internet Asia has failed to find any evidence that the Hong Kong
Blondes ever existed.  

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