|Marja Oosterman on Wed, 19 Dec 2001 22:53:01 +0100 (CET)|
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|Re: [Nettime-nl] Fw: Badtrans FBI|
een digi strijd tegen terrorisme? of digi terrorisme? Virussen als deze beginnen in ieder geval op terrorisme te lijken. Marja At 17:58 19-12-2001 +0100, you wrote: > > >FBI surveillance bonanza in BadTrans.B worm >By <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>Thomas C Greene in Washington >Posted: 18/12/2001 at 05:51 GMT > >Millions of Outlook and Outlook Express users have been infected by the >BadTrans.B worm, which logs keystrokes in every open window and >periodically sends the log files to one of several e-mail dumps, >presumably for later retrieval by nosey hackers. > >Or Feds. According to ><http://www.dailyrotten.com/articles/archive/189387.html>a story from >Rotten.com, an ISP which hosts one of the e-mail dumps, MonkeyBrains, has >received a request from the FBI to turn over all the relevant log files. > >MonkeyBrains has instead turned the tables on the FBI by making part of >the database available to everyone on their Web site ><https://badtrans.monkeybrains.net/>here. > >If the story is true, then the FBI's intention is clear. They plan to >assemble the data and grep for various key words and names in hopes of >stumbling upon the passphrases of known and suspected evildoers. It's >Magic Lantern on steroids, and yet it's just a dumb accident -- but one >which could dump an absolute mother lode of otherwise forbidden data in >the Feds' laps. > >While it's inconceivable that the FBI could get a search warrant for such >a giant bonanza, there's nothing in the law which prevents the ISPs >concerned from turning over the spoils voluntarily. > >At press time, MonkeyBrains claimed to have logged 5,857,277 BadTrans >messages; and they host only one of a score of dumps. > >We've been unable to confirm the story due to temporal difficulties; but >we will be checking with DoJ flacks, MonkeyBrains and several other ISPs >believed to be hosting BadTrans mail dumps. We'll post a follow-up to this >intriguing story as soon as we get the straight dope. ® > >Related Story ><http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/56/23016.html>BadTrans virus bites >Windows users hard We wensen u heel prettige feestdagen en een goed 2002! Met Euro's.. En gelukkig ook nog Nfl, het fonds van St. NoPapers, digitale uitgeverS... virtualiter sedert 1988 uitgevers van o.a. <http://www.dan.nl/>De Agenda van Nederland ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (email@example.com).