[ISN] Secret hackers to aid war on internet fraud
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Wed Apr 7 10:24:36 EDT 2004
Forwarded from: Harlan Carvey <keydet89 at yahoo.com>
Cc: bschnzl at cotse.net
> Two wrongs don't make a right! MasterCard should require an
> independent review, rather than breaking clients systems. Breaking
> a lock is breaking a lock, regardless of why it is done!
Come on! You've got to be kidding me, right? The only thing about
this article that alludes to "'secret' hackers" is the title!
Think about it...assume this is all a secret (just by the fact that it
is now public makes it not secret) and the target organizations/SMEs
don't know about it.
If the MasterCard teams do get in...then the target SMEs can then
pursue the attackers legally. Without some sort of prior agreement
and authorization, in a contract, any such activities would be
I think that only thing "secret" here is the names of the "hackers"
themselves, and it looks to me as if the wrong impression about what's
really going on has been formed. That's what tends to happen with too
little information...assumptions fill the gaps.
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