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Re: Policies affecting the Internet as a whole - Hitting where it hurts
- From: Alan Hannan
- Date: Fri Dec 27 17:23:24 1996
] > Did you contact a law enforcement agency? Did we comply with
] > their wishes?
] > It seems that you are asking for vigilantism, not cooperation.
] What sort of law enforcement agency would contact uunet ?
] How about my local township police department ?
Whatever law enforement agency has jurisdiction. If the attacked
server is within their jurisdiction, that would be a good place to
start. Potentially you will have to escalate this to the FBI, as
they seem to be pretty savvy to computer crimes, on a relative
Law enforcement agencies _do_ contact providers, and do catch
folk. Read any popular book about shimomura and mitnick to see
an instance. (legal tramplings not withstanding)
I make no bones about this being a difficult problem, and I don't
mean to infer that Mr Hawn was attacking UUNET or advocating that
an ISP "retaliate". I apologize that this came across this way.
However, the more general theme seems to infer that providers of
service should maintain some level of responsibility for what
their users do.
This scares me, in the "real world".
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