Criminals Beating Police In Cyberspace -- Expert : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Found in an news article.

Higdon painted a nightmare scenario of ``cyber terrorists'' paralyzing a city.

``Experts have warned that the interconnections between vital information systems linked through national and international telecommunications has left the U.S. open to attacks by cyber terrorists who could disrupt electricity and water supplies, air traffic control, banking and other vital services,'' he said.

``It was estimated that 17 million people in the U.S. have the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out such an attack,'' he added.

He urged police officers around the world to unite in specialized training and the setting up of units to fight cybercrime. ``Tomorrow's challenge for law enforcement is keeping pace with technology,'' he said.


yet another comment toward y2k only this time it could be any one of 17 million americans that are able to do it << hmmm how many are on this board?>>.


-- rickjohn (, March 02, 1999


I'd like to think all the unscrupulous hackers will be several sheets to the wind on New Year's Eve. However, I'm sure a goodly number all over the world are planning little "jokes" for the rest of us. I trust the courts (if they're capable of operating) will adjudicate such incidents using the criterion which uses crying "fire!" in a crowded theater as its yardstick.

-- Old Git (, March 02, 1999.

Ha ha ha ha ha, uses crying "fire!" in a crowded theater as its yardstick. You're funny. Thats what most of the people in this newsgroup are guilty of for heavens sake. At least hackers are only having fun and are not paranoid like you. At least theyre not splitting up families and scaring kids to death and trying to wreck the financial system. You shall be judged by your own standard. Guilty. Off to jail gitman.

-- funnygit (, March 02, 1999.

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