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Re: Bin Laden Associate Warns of Cyberattack
at Tuesday, November 19, 2002 3:17 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> was seen to say: > It is a great example of how well Al-Quedah manipulates the media. > There are more ways to wreak havoc than script kiddies and DOS > attacks. Indeed so, but none of them require "millions of muslims" in fact, any decent attack would be deliberately limited to one or two attackers so as not to kick up a noticable fuss at the server until the damage is done - particularly as they would want the damage not to be found for weeks or months (or the site would simply restore from backup - its not as if government sites are usually that dynamic) if they really wanted to stage an attack by "millions of muslims" they would be better off giving them clubs and telling them where the hosting for xxx.gov is in the real world - smashing the server will be much easier and require less technical knowhow than trying to do lasting damage by hacking the thing.