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Replicant on Sat, 21 Aug 1999 03:26:05 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> FW: [mt] Riot organisers prepare cyber war.


Grugnog wrote:
>August 15 1999       Sunday Times
>
> Riot organisers prepare to launch cyber war on City
>
>    Jonathan Ungoed-Thomas and Maeve Sheehan
>
> ACTIVISTS who organised the City riot have been
> trained in hacking techniques to attack the computer
> networks of banks and financial institutions, an
> investigation  has revealed.

This may be of interest, relating to the above (from NTKnow):

>         It's always nice when someone decides to join the Anarchist
>         Internet Conspiracy. Imagine, then, the interest at the UK's
>         Earth First! Action Update when Jo, a "committed
>         environmental and anti-corporation activist", e-mailed to
>         ask how she could get involved in future campaigns like J18,
>         which she "really enjoyed". Particularly intriguing was the
>         Hotmail address that "Jo" sent her request from: "Jonathan
>         Ungoed-Thomas" <joth99 {AT} hotmail.com>. Could Jo be somehow
>         related to JONATHAN UNGOED-THOMAS of the Sunday Times, whose
>         recent work has included a searing expose on how "J18
>         activists" have become "cyber-terrorists", "trained in
>         hacking techniques to attack the computer networks of banks
>         and financial institutions"? Amazing that a journalist so
>         well-versed in infowar didn't realise that creating a fake
>         hotmail account involves putting a false name in the sign-up
>         form. Still, he is learning. Previous Ungoed-Thomas pleas
>         have come from "Laura", who contacted eco-advocate George
>         Monbiot offering her assistance as a "committed
>         anti-corporatist". That time, the canny Laura e-mailed her
>         kind offer directly from Jon's Sunday Times work e-mail:
>         Jonathan.Ungoed-Thomas {AT} sundaytimes.co.uk. Jonathan - get out
>         of the building! Those cyber-terrorists are IN THE ROOM WITH YOU!
>http://www.guardianunlimited.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,3893320,00.html
>                        - more biting-the-hand-that-feeds-us coverage
>http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/99/08/15/stinwenws01012.html?999
>     - sneaky double agent "Laura" poses as journo from Sunday Times!
>
>
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