Solution: Re: Huge smurf attack

David Lesher wb8foz at
Thu Jan 14 16:32:58 UTC 1999

Unnamed Administration sources reported that Joe  Shaw said:
> My only question is do any of you who've been under attack report these
> incidents to the FBI and the other appropriate agencies?  I understand
> that a lot of these places are Universities and Govt. agencies where
> finding someone to fix the problem is like running through water, but I
> can only wonder if having the FBI get involved in these things would help.
> Two agents from the Houston office recently gave a presentation talking
> about their new and expanding computer crimes divisions popping up around
> the country.  They kept harping on protecting the infrastructure of the
> nations public networks, and I think helping track down smurf amplifiers
> would fall under this.
> --
> Joseph Shaw        - jshaw at
> NetAdmin/Security  - Insync Internet Services
> Free UNIX advocate - "I hack, therefore I am."
> On Thu, 14 Jan 1999, Alex P. Rudnev wrote:
> > I am not sure about last smurf incident, but don't overestimate _dark 
> > minds_ caused this incident. I am 99.9% shure all (ALL) this incidents 
> > complained about in NANOG was the same _kidscripts_.
> > 
> > This do not mean you should not prevent the possibility of 
> > _cyberterrorism_, and let's this _kid's plays_ help to pay attention to 
> > the security holes we have over the Internet.

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