Michael Mooney releases another worm: Law Enforcement / Intelligence Agency's do nothing

by n3td3v April 17, 2009 5:43 PM PDT

"The teenager who takes credit for the worms that hit Twitter earlier
this week has been hired by a Web application development firm and on
Friday released a fifth worm on the microblogging site, he said."

I hope the FBI nip him in the bud, this cannot continue, this needs to
be made an example of.

I want Law enforcement / Intelligence agency's to take control of the
situation, now.

http://news.cnet.com/8618-1009_3-10222373.html?communityId=2114&targetCommunityId=2114&blogId=83&messageId=7821482&tag=mncol;tback

I want this individual made an example of and im not joking.

Many thanks,

Andrew

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Founder of n3td3v

British

andrew.wallace wrote:

I want this individual made an example of and im not joking.

And I'd like an example made of companies that ignore reports of security flaws and leave their customers open to such worms; not to mention giving the impression to misguided teenagers that the only way they will be heard is to release a worm.

Historically, I believe some companies have ignored security concerns until someone (sometimes non-maliciously) released a worm. Of course, even non-malicious worms can have unpredictable results which result in catastrophic behavior. The earliest examples predate my residence on the network, but I've read a small bug made them extremely bad.

Jack

So if Al-Qaeda blow up a shopping centre and the guy who masterminded
it turns out to be 17 he gets a job in MI5?

OH MY GOD.

So if Al-Qaeda blow up a shopping centre and the guy who masterminded
it turns out to be 17 he gets a job in MI5?

what is more fun than a net vigilante? a ranting and raving hyperbolic
net vigilante.

You are exactly right Randy.

from Randy Bush <randy@psg.com>
to Franck Martin <franck@genius.com>
cc 74attendees@ietf.org
date Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 4:47 PM
subject Re: [74attendees] IETF attendee from Italy or Hong Kong -- visa issue

> Yes Stockholm is first but as it seemed to be an issue with Asia going
> to the USA, Hiroshima is likely the meeting than most Asian will be
> able to attend with less visas problems?

i am not sure about north koreans, but i am not aware that there would
be problems for others. but i am not sure.

and in many venues there are also significant problems with various
middle-eastern, north african, and gulf countries. this is aside from
the israelis keeping the palestinians imprisoned in their own country.

Pardon the ignorance

I have to take this a step back. Your neighbor leaves their window open with
a fresh bowl of fish near the window. A bunch of cats show up and start
trying to get in, to no avail do they get in. At the first chance you
discuss this with your neighbor, and warn them of this situation. The
following day the neighbor does the same thing, window open, fresh bowl of
fish, do you
B: Swat the cats away and guard the window.
C: kill all the cats in the area.
D: hire the cats to find another open window.

I know this sounds silly, but to simplify things, If you

watched em)
B: Neighbor says "Hey I wanted to take pictures of those cats and you shoed
them away!"
C: Vigilante style kill all the cats. Closing a window just is too much.
D: Hire cats? Perhaps another EDS commercial.

If theres a genuine exploit that one has been made aware of, and there is no
preventive action made than I think we all know the outcome. If theres a
sudden exploit that runs ramped that you haven't been aware of than lots of
time spent researching it. Locking up all the "bad guys" will not solve the
short comings of security in applications.

But just my 2¬Ęs
- Joe Blanchard

I have to take this a step back. Your neighbor leaves their window open with
a fresh bowl of fish near the window.

what i do is laugh at the fool and hit delete

lol, in a virtual world its always nice to have the delete key (:

lol, in a virtual world its always nice to have the delete key (:

Best invention since packet switching which many said it will never
work.

Regards
Jorge