Subject: IW Mailing List iw/960122
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 1996 21:51:07 -0500 (EST)
From: Sick Puppy 
Subject: Re: IW Mailing List iw/960121

> ...  The Justice Ministry in Bonn stated "In some states, even out
> of the EU we have agreements, for example that the US legal system would
> help us to find any people that have done crime in Germany.  Under those
> agreements the US take them to court."

Clearly a statement made for public consumption.  Quite probably the 
person who drafted it realized it was totally out of touch with reality.

If [someone] sets up a robot to download a variety of viruses into
target systems, and he carefully plans his route to the robot so that he
bypasses all routers that do logging and systems that do logging, then
there is no way that anybody (including NSA) is going to trace him. 

Even the most magnificent Justice Ministry in Bonn (in a country with 
mechanical switches that make it extremely difficult to trace anything)
can't catch [someone] who uses stealth, back doors, and leaves no tracks.