Cracked! Part 2: Watching and Waiting

    Date10 May 2000
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    In the second article Noel continues the story of when some Unix boxes that he helped admin were cracked. This article talks about watching the cracker with a sniffer and talking to the the FBI's Computer Crimes Squad. "On . . . In the second article Noel continues the story of when some Unix boxes that he helped admin were cracked. This article talks about watching the cracker with a sniffer and talking to the the FBI's Computer Crimes Squad. "On this Linux box I set up a sniffer to watch for traffic going to the ISP and some of the sites we had suspected he was coming from. We thought that by watching him to see were he was coming from and what he was doing that we could get some idea of who he was, what his motivations were and most important what he was doing. We also thought that we could use this to find out what kind of skills he had. Was he a script kiddie, or a super cracker like it was claimed?"
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