Sunday, February 13, 2011

I have been reading a book about the Australian computer underground.

I want to focus studies as there is just so much out there to read. I went back to an old focal point of computer crime. I read the first chapter in
Dreyfus, Suelette. Underground: Tales of Hacking, Madness and Obsession from the Electronic Frontier Kindle 1st ed. (No location: Digital Download: Amazon, 2010).
This chapter covered the case of a worm in Digital Equipment Computers used by NASA and other US government computers. Suelette claims this was the second worm in existance and also claims it was made by an Australian hacker and further that this hacker has never been identified. The politics of the music group Midnight Oil is covered, as it is claimed their politics of environmentalism is also involved in all this hacking from Australia.

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