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Old 30 September 2010, 09:31 PM
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Comment: A rumor has been passed around the web about using the internet
to assassinate people. I traced it this far back:

http://www.thedailystar.net/magazine...10/03/tech.htm

and back to 1998,

http://csciwww.etsu.edu/gotterbarn/stdntppr/cases.htm

The relevant snippet is this:


In one of its more unusual forms, cyber-terrorism can be used for an
assassination. In one case, a mob boss was shot but survived the shooting.
That night while he was in the hospital, the assassins hacked into the
hospital computer and changed his medication so that he would be given a
lethal injection. He was dead a few hours later. They then changed the
medication order back to its correct form, after it had been incorrectly
administered, to cover their tracks so that the nurse would be blamed for
the "accident". There are many ethical issues involved in a case like
this. Most obviously, a man was killed by the hackers' actions. Also, the
life of the nurse was probably ruined, along with the reputation of the
hospital and all its employees. Thus, there are often more stakeholders in
a terrorist situation that the immediate recipient of the terrorism.


So I haven't found anything from the AP or whatnot reporting in more
detail. Other sources I've found say that the "mob boss" is from Italy
(probably capitalizing on the generalization of all mob bosses coming from
Italy)
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Old 30 September 2010, 09:33 PM
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Ok, I have to ask: If the case of the mob boss was true, how did anyone find out about it?

The report was so poorly written, I hope Jimmy Sproles and Will Byars failed the class.
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Old 30 September 2010, 09:36 PM
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Investigators may have been able to examine computer logs or other traces that documented the changing and re-changing of the medication order.
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Old 30 September 2010, 10:30 PM
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Some body stole from some body. Both those citations are almost identical yet are attributed to different authors.
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Old 30 September 2010, 11:01 PM
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The terrorists hack into the system and then leave an encrypted message for senior directors, which threaten the bank. In essence, the message says that if they do not pay a set amount of money the terrorists will use anything from logic bombs to electromagnetic pulses and high-emission radio frequency guns to destroy the banks files.
Logic bombs?

Dear The Bank,

You have 3 hours to give us $2,00,000 dollars or we will put a divide by zero inside the computers. This is not a threat. We have already planted an array out of range as a warning.

Yours,

Amsterdam Elite Haxzor Corp Brigade ftn. Skullryders + 2nite
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Old 12 October 2010, 09:53 PM
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Logic bombs?{snip}
I prefer Logical Fallacy bombs.

Quote:
Dear The Bank,

You have 3 hours to give us $2,00,000 dollars or we will put a bunch of Strawman viruses (that don't actually pose a threat), inside the computers. By the time you've wasted a week removing those viruses you'll have forgot that your initial intent was to not give us money. Let's just cut to the chase and admit that we won and give us the $2,00,000 anyway. This is not a threat. We have already planted an array False Syllogies out of range as a warning.

Pwned,
- P

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