RE: [iwar] interesting piece

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Date: 2001-05-03 17:01:53

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is meant to go in one ear and out the other.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Bartoletti []
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 6:31 PM
Subject: Re: [iwar] interesting piece

At 07:50 AM 5/3/01 -0700, you wrote:
>by  James Adams


>The U.S. military's vulnerability to cyber-attack became clear in June
>1997, when the Joint Chiefs of Staff launched an exercise code-named
>Eligible Receiver to test the nation's computer defenses.


>Even though they were not allowed to break U.S. law, they
>could use any computer hacking programs they could find freely available
>on the Internet.


>Over the course of the next two weeks, the teams used the commercial
>computers and hacking programs they downloaded from the Internet to
>simultaneously break into the power grids of nine American cities and
>crack their 911 emergency systems.

So, let me get this straight.  It is NOT against U.S. law to break
into the power grids and 911 emergency systems of American cities?

Thanks for clearing that up, I wasn't sure.

If these "hackers" had accidently triggered power outages or dispatch
failures resulting in mortalities, well, sorry about that, I guess.


Tony Bartoletti 925-422-3881 <>
Information Operations, Warfare and Assurance Center
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94551-9900


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