In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, some
hackers are trying to organize strikes against
Middle Eastern nations. This is a very bad idea.
Almost all Middle Eastern nations, including Iran, hate
terrorist leader Osama bin Laden and are our allies
in bringing him to justice. The only government on the side of
the terrorists is Afghanistan. Most
of the people of Afghanistan also hate bin Laden and their Taliban
What about attacking computers used by Afghans and terrorists?
We need to leave Afghanistan's and bin Laden's Internet access
up so US cyberwarfare experts can use them
for their own rather, ahem, interesting uses.
Internet cofounder Vint Cerf is begging hacktivists
to stop attacking Middle Eastern countries.
National Infrastructure Protection Center) has "already
received reports of individuals encouraging vigilante hacking
activity. Those individuals who believe they are doing a service
to this nation by engaging in acts of vigilantism should know
that they are actually doing a disservice to the country,"
their advisory stated.
The Dispatchers are the lead group attacking US Middle Eastern
allies, yet everything they have done has actually harmed the
US. How are the leaders of these countries going to ensure the
support of their citizens if they are reading vicious, dirty
web site hacks purporting to support the US?
Anyone who hase evidence