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  1. 'Homeless hacker' may surrender to FBI By Declan McCullagh Staff Writer, CNET News.com September 5, 2003, 4:00 PM PT Adrian Lamo, the so-called homeless hacker who claims responsibility for a series of high-profile electronic intrusions over the last two years, is negotiating with the FBI to surrender over criminal charges. Lamo, 22, said his attorney is talking with the U.S. Attorney's office in New York City over unspecified allegations of criminal misconduct. On Thursday, FBI agents showed up at his parents' home in Sacramento, Calif., Lamo said in a telephone interview Friday evening, during which he would not disclose his location. "(The FBI agents) went to my parents' house to try to find me there," Lamo said. "Since then, I've been told they're looking for me. But I've had no direct contact with them." Mary French, a deputy public defender in Sacramento who is representing Lamo, provided a statement that said: "We have confirmed that there is a sealed complaint from the Southern District of New York and a federal arrest warrant for (Lamo)." Lamo, whose brazen exploits, media savvy and rootless lifestyle have made him something of a legend in hacker circles, indicated that he's willing to give himself up after he learns what the charges against him are. "I wanted to know more about the counts against me, before I agreed to surrender to face them," he said. On Aug. 22, Lamo contacted CNET News.com to say he believed a federal criminal investigation of his intrusions into The New York Times' computers had been accelerated. But he was unable to confirm the situation until the FBI agents showed up on Thursday, he said. "We have been cooperating with the authorities in their investigation of the security breach that happened in February 2002," Christine Mohan, a spokeswoman for New York Times Digital, said on Friday. "We've cooperated with them since that breach, and we're continuing to do so." Mohan would not provide details of the cooperation. She would not say whether the company had filed a criminal complaint against Lamo after the intrusion took place. In that incident, which New York Times Digital confirmed at the time, Lamo was able to view employee records, including Social Security numbers. He was also able to access the contact information for the paper's sources and columnists, including such well-known contributors as former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former Marine Col. Oliver North and hip-hop artist Queen Latifah. Lamo also claims to be responsible for intrusions into systems at MCI WorldCom in December 2001, Microsoft in October 2001, Yahoo in September 2001, and Excite@Home in May 2001. When he entered Yahoo's system, Lamo found he was able to alter news articles on the company's site. Many, if not all, of these intrusions appear to violate the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which calls for punishment of anyone who "intentionally accesses a computer without authorization or exceeds authorized access" with fines and between one and five years in prison, depending on the charges. The U.S. Attorney's office in New York City did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In addition to these intrusions, Lamo is known for his homeless-hacker lifestyle. He has no fixed address, and instead wanders around the United States on Greyhound buses, sleeping on friends' couches and, when necessary, staying in vacant or derelict buildings. Especially now that he knows the FBI is after him, Lamo said: "I'm in constant motion. Like Saddam Hussein, no two nights in one place." Interesting, this should make screamer happy.
  2. Just thought you guys might want a look. http://digitalrights.org/modules.php?op=mo...order=0&thold=0 Now is it just me? or does anyone else think that the FBI should be concetrating on other things. Instead of stopping people from swapping mp3's, should'nt they be ....trying to stop terrorism or something? Maybe get the SPYS out of their own agency? But this country is fueled by money. Welcome to the United Corporations of america.
  3. you may want to consider something outside of computers. with the tech downturn lately, it dosen't look that good. maybye a few years ago you could walk out of school and make 60g's as a sysadmin, but I highly doubt you'll find that today. I know, it's in all the commercials! make 60G! get trained in 9 months. A few months ago I went to CLN training center to see about going for my networks certs, she told me about a few of their students success stories, and one guy actually got a job with verizon making 50G. she said this was VERY rare nowadays. I would say at THE most, for someone straight outta school, you could expect 30-35g. don't set your expectations too high. if you put 60g down as your salrie requirements, you'll be laughed out of every interview. a little bit of reality from computer world: Hard times Tech workers trying to find jobs face a bleak future By JULIA KING (April 29, 2002) In interviews, more than 50 CIOs, high-tech hiring managers, recruiters, consultants and out-of-work IT professionals in different regions of the country told the same story: Two years of heavy corporate merger activity followed by the dot-com bust and a general downturn in the economy have brutalized the IT job market, victimizing even veteran, highly skilled IT professionals, The result is the largest pool ever of unemployed computer specialists, who are alternately bewildered, angry and, increasingly, bitter. A harsh economy has forced many into lengthy unemployment. Yea, it was last year, but things haven't picked up much. this is the stuff they don't tell you about in tech schools, then after you've spent all your fucking money, you get out, and WHAMOO.. no job. Right now, I'm working as a delivery driver, My cousin is a Network tech at a fairly large library, i make more money that he does. alot of it depend on where you live, around here, plumbers make more that sysadmins, no matter how much training you have. And second, from what I hear, you'll likely be doing help desk duty for a good long time before they will move you up to admin. Just a thought guys. I got burnt by the compter industry, and before i go rushing back in, i want to make sure things are a little more stable. people are fighting just to get an internship! http://rss.com.com/2100-1022_3-1021549.htm...=feed&subj=news
  4. screamer, the thing about kevin is, he DID cause some monitary losses. not much, and he basically gave the finger to the FBI for several years. Kevin was a Wanted Fugitive. Lamo is just a wanderer. Kevin didn't just get in to a server and store some files. it's not as simple as that, Kevin "0wned" the well's server and was reading several member's e-mail, He stole telephone service, He also had control of Ma Bell's employees anytime he felt the need to. Not to mention all the bad articles from John markoff (dick) didn't help kevin at all. Lamo on the other hand, seems to be Wired's pretty boy. They love to right articles about him. And he isn't wanted by the feds, he hasn't had any charges pressed against him (that i know of) I guess it just goes to show you, that being honest can actually pay off sometimes. As for kevin selling out, I know this is gonna be hard for some of you to handle.... you might want to sit down. Unless you are planning on inheriting a fortune from relatives, eventually, you too will have to get a job. All he knows is computer security. let him do it. But yea, i have to agree, kevin was the government's ultimate scapegoat. he got shafted. hard. But just think about it. It worked out just as the GOV planned it. here we are, years later, still re-hashing this.
  5. sorry guys. I was going through some serious server issues. I have them all fixed now. digitalrights.org will return shortly.
  6. Install Linux. What are you getting them from? e-mails?
  7. I've got to call you out on this one. First of all.....Spammers spam themselves? I don't get it. only spam subnetted IP's?? what type of spam? WTF are u talking about? Not to piss you off, I just don't understand what you are talking about. Why would any spammer pay money to spam themselves?
  8. LMAO
  9. why be so jealous? if you wan media attention, show us some of these "incredible things" you can do. The reason he gets media attention is because he does the right thing, by going to the company and saying, "I cracked your network, here is how to fix it." Do you really think that a cracker who goes in and ruins an entire network deserves to have the media attention? doing the right thing stands for alot.
  10. lol. this is an old one, but it still makes me lmao! http://www.mycathatesyou.com
  11. Also try Webmin! it roX0rs very much. gives you the ability to admin all those settings & the rest of your box from a web based administration.
  12. logan5: I would take a guess that you don't have sendmail set up right. (trust me, I racked my head for DAYS!! DAYS I SAY!! trying to figure this out) No, you don't have to fuck with MX records or BIND. As long as sendmail is set up right, when an e-mail gets sent to your web address, it will come to your IP, (through dyndns) (really, all dyndns does, is listen for a request for logan5.com, and when they get a request, their name servers, point that request to your IP. ) If you have sendmail installed, look at sendmail.cf & sendmail.mc (note: you may have to install the sendmail.cf package, this enables you to "re-build" the sendmail config file.) In one of the above files, look for a line...shit *is thinking and scratching head* Um.. there is a line in there that makes sendmail listen only on localhost. or 127.1.1.0 or whatever, anyway, UN-COMMENT that line, then save the file, rebuild sendmail.cf and restart sendmail. I have to set it up on another machine this weekend so I could give ya a more descriptive help then... ( i just finished an 11 hour work day) hope that helps
  13. that is exactly how mine is set up. it's a headache the first few times, config this, config that... eventually, you have to just get up and walk away for a few hours. but it does work, and most times it's really simple. if ya need any help, just holla!
  14. get a machine and install linux on it. any major distro will do, if you want to build your own packages and all that from scratch, then go for it. I have a Pentium 1 machine. when i go it it was running at 70mhz, 16 mb of ram( that just won't do) So I put a 150mhz chip in it, and added ram, i think I have 82mb or something. and it's overclocked to 175mhz Anyway, the easiest and fastes way to do it, Grab a mandrake 9.0 iso, install it, it sets up apache ( for your web pages) and sendmail or postfix, whichever you want to handle mail. and an ftp server for you. all at one. it's easy & simple. And it works GREAT as a router. mine is also set up as a router with 2 nics. I run my cable modem directly into the P1 machine. then run cat5 down to my hub. and my other machines all get dhcp addys from the P1. sharing my cable connection. it's great. if you need any help setting it up, just post it here. I'll try my best. BTW, due to load, digitalrights.org & animeshift.mine.nu are hosted on rjmatm's home server. it was just easier this way for me, As I needed to take my P1 down for a few days. If you are doing static webpages, (no DB interaction) then a P1 will do fine. if you're running mySQL, and need fast DB interaction go will something a bit more beffeyer, 500mhz will do great for any site. also RAM is a big issue. about 320mb does just great.
  15. Bi0s: I'm using the free service from no-ip.com for my FTP server, and I also have one with dyndns.org that I've been using to experiemnt with the webserver. Both work well, and the client app that runs on the server makes sure that my Dyamnic IP jives with the DNS alias server. Did you pay for a higher level service for digitalrights.org so you could use you own domain, as oppsed to one from dyndns? And how do you handle your email for the domains? Does it just get sent locally to your server? 300-800 hits a day? That's about the traffic I would expect for my site. I just don't know how much RoadRunner is going to pay attention to the traffic. I'm definately not going to get into p2p, but it's good to have some idea of what someone else is getting for traffic. hacnslash: no-ip.com and dyndns.org both offer a free DNS alias service. You're limited to specific domains that they offer, but they have lots to choose from, including one of my faves: is-a-geek.com You set up a hostname using on of their domanis and it points to your IP address. If you run one of their updating clients on the server, it will update the alias on the no-ip.com or dyndns.org server if your dynamic IP address at home changes. It's work well for me the 6 months I've used it. There are higher level pay serveices, but the free ones been working fine for me. Ok, I own digitalrights.org. I bought it through a regular registar. I paid dyndns a 1 time fee of $30. and they send http requests for digitalrights.org right to my server. All i had to do was make dyndns's nameservers, the nameservers for digitalrights.org at my registar. E-mail goes that way too. If the world knows that digitalrights.org is my ip address, then anything someguy@digitalrights.org, will come to my server. as long as I have sendmail up and running it handles all my mail just great. E-mail also works for the free domains I have at dyndns, like animeshift.mine.nu It all works extremly well. Also keep in mind, 300-800 hits a day is when I get a major news story, and someone posts it at newsforge.com. those are usually the heavist days. normally, without any major news it may get 25-70 hits a day, and this is for a website that comes up on the very first page at google when you search for digitalrights. Not saying your site won't bring alot of hits, but unless you have something extremly interesting, or a community behind it, you won't have to worry about alot of traffic.
  16. logan5, I have had 2 websites on my home server. I use dyndns to handle the name deal, since i don't have a static IP. I was running http://digitalrights.org and http://animeshift.mine.nu both from my home server. digitalrights.org brings in (on a good day) between 300 and 800 hits a day. I can almost say for sure they will not notice the bandwidth spike. do you run p2p? p2p is the biggest bandwidth hog ever. you'll transfer MUCH more data if you are running p2p than you will just running a webserver. I use Comcast cable as my provider. they have never said a word about it. and it clearly states "No server of ANY kind" in the TOS. I say go for it. worst they can do is kick you off.
  17. Where am i? Why am i here? What's this all for? Hell, I don't know. Probly never will. I guess it dosen't matter. It just bothers me. Why do I get up and go to work everyday? It's not really what I want to do with my life. But I guess it's a stepping stone to wherever it is I'm going. I'm confused. I don't know which direction I should take. Do I take that road? Or the one over there? Who knows? I know I like to play with computers. I like designing stuff. Putting together servers, whatever. It's all a blast. Until someone says to me... “Umm Jason, we need this spreadsheet filled out. Spreadsheet? A FUCKING Spreadsheet? Fuck that. I'm gone. I can't stand doing things that are “un-interesting” I get completely bored at it. Then I just don't show up for work after awhile. And then I just never go back. I wasn't meant to work in an office, I think I realise that now. That's how i go to my current job. I'm a delivery driver. I drive a Van or a box truck around to different book & printing companies, and drop off envelopes or boxes of my compaines finished product. It's a blast. I'm outside all day. I get to meet new people all day, I get to go to fun places. It's not for everyone. You've got to be able to drive a box truck for one, and of course handle the D.C. Traffic. It dosen't pay $50,000 a year or anything, but for right now, it puts food on the table. I've always been great at driving. (not bragging) But, it's just even when i was in school, driving is “what I did” . And I do it well. I'm an expert at burning rubber. I even rolled a jeep once...ahh the fun! All through school all I did was race cars, and work on them. Maybe chase girls, when I didn't have any car stuff to do. Oh, and beer, yea there was beer too. My thing is, I just don't want to end up bustin my ass everyday till I die man, I'd like to do some traveling, see places, hack the pentagon, you know, fun stuff. I don't even get time to listen to RFA anymore. Or hang out here as much as I'd like to. I just want someone to say, “This is what you are on thius earth for” I just feel like I'm completely lost. I'm in a tunnel, under a city, with several different ways I could go...but I don't know which one to take. Where do I belong? Does such a place even exist? Of course, due to family obligations, I'm limited in what I actually could go do, but I just know, that every job I've ever had, NEVER felt right. It's like someone or something is always in the back of my head saying, “you are not supposed to be here.” yea, it's late. And that was probly more than everyone wanted to know. But there it is. And C4, I wish you the best, find what you are looking for.
  18. A big problem is the apps. there is no photoshop for linux. (yea..yea. the GIMP!) But the GIMP is not photoshop. Not to mention flash, or trying to get a flash player installed on linux. Dreamweaver, Quantra is good on linux. I like it, but it's still not dreamweaver. The second issue with the apps is the loading speed. I can open 2 apps on my XP machine, in the same time it takes to open Mozilla on linux. Users want speed. they don't care if they have to sign their life away to M$. if those apps load fast, they want it. Some programs there is simply no equivalent for on linux. such as AutoCAD. there are a few CAD apps for linux, but they fall way way short. I love linux. I use it on all my servers. it runs my web server, file server, and acts as a router/firewall for my network. windows just can't compete with it on the server. But Untill some software companies start porting apps, or I stop doing graphic & web design work. I'll have to stick with Windows. (granted It's all free software to me. ) Now, if it wasn't for warez, I'd be using linux all the time. there is no way I could afford to pay for Xp or all this other stuff. I'm actually thinking about getting a MAC for my next machine. It will get me away from M$, and it has all the apps i use. Does anyone have any comments on mac's? I won't have the cash for one anytime soon, but i'd like some input on them.
  19. hey while we're here, anybody have any old spare parts u wanna get rid of, send em 2 me that's what I am saying, if anyway has some newer parts, hell even old parts, I'm really looking for a pentium 2 machine. But I',m not too picky. I've got a 486 I'm willing to get rid of. Also, if anyone has a socket 7 mobo, that will support a 500mhz chip that would be great too.
  20. if i remember this time I'll be there. I'm going to make a note
  21. www.fuckthatjob.com This site tells it like it is man. I've actually seen job ads like this in my area. for example: Applications developer. Knolwedge of C# C++, Java, HTML, ASP, Javascripting, Oracle, SQL server Must have at least 5 yrs exp. BS in computer science preferred. Total bullshit man. It is definately a employer market, and they are milking it for what it's worth. I know it's the resaon I'm not in tech right now. It used to be alot different, but now you need to know how to do everything at once. that's why I like this site. Fuck that Job! There are alot of talented people not getting hired right now because of this too. The networking jobs are bad too, Must have CCNA, all other cisco certs, MCSE, Linux + it's crazy.
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  23. that's what I was thinking but then again, probly not. "do you own a large corporation? no.. ok how about an Oil company? um.. no.. Music label? .nope.. Well, we're sorry, you cannot use this law in your favor. Thanks for calling the United Corporations of America "
  24. Cool, I should be able to be there.
  25. From: "Dagogo Jack" <dagogojack1@themail.com> To: bi0s@digitalrights.org Date: Tue, March 4, 2003 2:56 am Subject: (no subject) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From:Dr dagogo Jack Chief Financial Director, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Lagos - Nigeria Dear Sir, Attn: INVESTMENT & CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL It is my warmest pleasure writing you this confidential business offer irrespective of the fact that we have not met or done anything that will re-impose absolute confidence but nevertheless.I am very determined to communicate you with much conviction that you will give my proposal a consideration.As earlier stated I am Dr Dagogo Jack,A Financial Director working with INEC.My Agency is in charge of conducting all elections in my country Nigeria and by the virtue of my unique position in office as the Chief Financial Director.I was elevated by the commission to become the chairman of foreign contract tender board committee whose responsibility is to award and supervise foreign contract to ensure it is executed promptly. Consequently,I the chairman of the tender board committee in collaboration with two other top committee members over-invoiced certain contract for the supply of electoral equipments needed for the forth-coming elections in April 2003.The initial cost of the contract was pegged at US$50 million,but after the feasibility study was done,while submitting my report to the office of the presidency for final approval,we deliberately inflated the cost to an excess amount of US$ 30 million making the cost to be US$ 80 million.Right now,the gist of contacting you is we are constrained to claim the fund due to certain laws enacted by the government guiding civil service code of conduct Bureau which prohibits top civil servants working under Government establishment from operating offshore or foreign Account and this situation has kept us in a fix to openly come forward to claim the outstanding balance of US$ 30 million,hence after series of private meetings we decided to make contact in order to get a reliable foreign partner whom we will forward his or her credentials to claim the fund based on mutual trust and agreement.In a nutshell,we need your assistance and support to claim this fund so that at the later time convenient for us, we will come over to your country after the funds have been transferred, we will meet you and collect our own percentage while you will keep the rest as yours. For your support and total dedication to realize the objectives of this operation, you shall be entitled to 30% of the sum total while 70% of the fund belongs to the three officials involved in the deal. Note,you are vividly assured that you will not be subjected to any kind of risk for your support and involvement in this venture hence we have piloted a good strategy to ensure the operations goes smoothly of which we have targeted two weeks duration to accomplished our Aim. Kindly treat this matter Absolutely confidential because the officials involved are still in service and some of us intend to resign our appointment immediately after the transaction is finalized.I look forward to hearing positively from you while further details will be given as soon as I get your response. Best Regards, Dagogo Jack Looks like he [they] used outlook express to send out the scam/spam. ahhh.. more spam. Bad part is, people actually believe this shit! Return-Path: <dagogojack1@themail.com> Received: from afzhg1683.com ([81.18.40.38]) by digitalrights.org (8.12.6/8.12.5) with SMTP id h23HsXwH031643 for <bi0s@digitalrights.org>; Mon, 3 Mar 2003 12:54:52 -0500 Message-Id: <200303031754.h23HsXwH031643@digitalrights.org> From: "Dagogo Jack" <dagogojack1@themail.com> Reply-To: dagogojack@themail.com To: bi0s@digitalrights.org Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 08:56:00 +0100 Subject: X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2919.6900 DM MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit X-MIME-Autoconverted: from quoted-printable to 8bit by digitalrights.org id h23HsXwH031643