How to catch a cracker in the US?

Andrew D Kirch trelane at trelane.net
Wed Mar 12 16:37:55 UTC 2014


Hi,

I found that finding them on IRC, or wherever it is that they 
congregate, and simply talking to them until they incriminate themselves 
tends to work best.  I also found that firewalls, IDS, security audits, 
antivirus, antimalware etc work almost not at all.  The reason for this 
is pretty simple.  Cybercrime is not a technical problem and does not 
have a technical solution.  The solution is just like any other criminal 
act, find them, get them to confess, and then put a real world face and 
location to the IRC persona.  Easy.

Andrew


On 3/12/2014 12:16 PM, Warren Bailey wrote:
> I heard cheese works really well for catching crackers.
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> -------- Original message --------
> From: Larry Sheldon <LarrySheldon at cox.net>
> Date: 03/12/2014 9:08 AM (GMT-08:00)
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: How to catch a cracker in the US?
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> On 3/12/2014 5:41 AM, Dobbins, Roland wrote:
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>> TIINAL - The Internet Is Not A Lawyer.
> NANOGINTI
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> There ARE rules in the environment, however.  For example, there is one
> that I am too lazy to look-up that argues for the use of a .sig
> separator "-- ".
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>> Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at arbor.net> // <http://www.arbornetworks.com>
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>>           Luck is the residue of opportunity and design.
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>>                        -- John Milton
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