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Suprized the kid didnt run to Canada......(6 posts)

Suprized the kid didnt run to Canada......ClydeTri
Aug 29, 2003 10:05 AM
The FBI arrested the 18 year old today in Minnesota responsible for the latest computer virus. He could be looking at some serious prison time. They announced yesterday they knew who it was, his age,but would arrest him today...the kid knew he was the one they were talking about..wonder why he didnt bolt to Canada? or would Canada extradite?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A64925-2003Aug29?language=printer
He doesn't sound to bright.czardonic
Aug 29, 2003 10:12 AM
Re-treading someone elses work and then bragging about it in on the internet.
Ever wonder how government agency responsibilities are divied upKristin
Aug 29, 2003 10:28 AM
How did the CDC get the job of monitoring internet security? And for years I've wondered how the tasks of the CIAC fell to the Dept. of Energy.
Yes, regularly53T
Aug 31, 2003 5:55 PM
I thought I knew my agencies, but who is the CIAC in the DOE?

Also, the CDC doesn't monitor internet security. Where did you hear that?
Computer Incident Advisory Capability / Department of EnergyKristin
Sep 1, 2003 5:33 AM
Don't ask how they came up with that name. But their logo gives some indication of how they came into existence. They appear at this point to have been given their own existence on the web. They used to be under the DOE's pages. For a time--when web browsing was just becoming popular among the masses--they were the authority on viruses and are still an authority on internet hoaxes and chain letters. http://www.ciac.org/ciac/

The other was my bad...reading skills, that is. I read the following statment incorrectly, "Dr. Peter Tippett, co-founder and chief technology officer of TruSecure/ICSA Labs, a kind of Centers for Disease Control for Internet security..." I missed the "kind of" part and though somehow the CDC was invovled. Which wouldn't be unheard of, but would be strange. Anyway, sorry. Now you know what the CIAC is. If you ever receive a suspicious email and want to check it out, they are a good source.
Thanks for the link53T
Sep 2, 2003 5:49 AM
They are DOE, who obviously feels that energy facilities need a lot of computer threat information!