From: "Betty G.O'Hearn"
Subject: Enforcers Hackers Group Make Peace Infowar.Com was notified today by the "Enforcers" Computer Hackers Group, that an agreement was reached with chief negotiator Ian A. Murphy, aka Capt. Zap, to cease and desist their cyber destruction witnessed in the recent attacks and intrusions that have rocked the Internet in past weeks. The Enforcers began their massive assault on corporate and military websites after the arrest of "Pentagon Hackers" here in the US and Israel. Ian Murphy, CEO of IAM/Secure Data Systems, and the first US hacker arrested back in 1981, issued press releases during negotiations. (see www.prnewswire.com) Murphy began the process to begin deliberations out of a sense of duty. Murphy's dialogue with members of the Enforcer group pointed to the fact that the destruction was counter productive. He urged the group to consider halting this activity. "The destruction of information systems for an alleged cause is not the way to go about such things in defense of Hackers and Crackers." So this hacker group recognizes the CEO of a commercial business as a valid body to negotiate the stop of their hacking? Murphy has been pontificating for years that the government and corporate entities need to take the powers and strength of hackers seriously. With the attacks and intrusions on the rise, and information losses at a all time high, Murphy added, "It is high time that the alleged powers that be in information security bow to the wonderment of the hackers and their alleged silent, awesome power. It is time that we as a society realize that one individual is equal to an entire armed nuclear offensive force and is able to bring about global chaos if they choose to, from a simple computer keyboard. It strikes me as being so simplistic and yet so invasive of all society that such things may occur. And we have become so dependent and enamored with -- and our society so rests upon -- our silicon lives and slaves. We have become the servants of our own information society and still do not see the reality of the situation at hand." The Enforcers defended their activities with claims that they were calling attention to system administrators to wake up and 'fix' their system flaws. Last article said they did it to stop pedophilia on the net. Truth is, they are grasping for any reason to help defend their actions. Statement from a Enforcers representative is below. To: Adam From: Betty@infowar.com Date: March 26, 1998 Subject: Recent Events I have been following the press releases by Mr. Murphy. I would like confirmation from you that there is a cease and desist. Capt. Zap (Ian A. Murphy) is chief negotiator in talks to cease unauthorized actions against Internet web sites and corporate systems. Enforcers Computer Hackers Spokesperson states that peace terms will be abided by and for the Computer Hacker community to cease and desist from current attacks of web sites. Chief Negotiator? Says who? Thanks for your response that is forthcoming. Betty MsInfoWar ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: Adam Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: March 26, 1998 Organization: Adam's Asylum To: "Betty G.O'Hearn" Subject: Enforcers Press Release/Announcement STATEMENT OF THE ENFORCERS We, the Enforcers, have decided that it would be in the best interest of the hacking community and the security community at large to cease and desist all web site hacking of external businesses as advised by Mr. Ian Murphy (Captain Zap.) We agree that our actions are not productive and are doing more harm than good towards the security community. Therefore, as an agent of the Enforcers, I hereby state that all web site hacks on external sites will be immediately halted. We feel that there will be other avenues opening to achieve our goal of a substantial reduction in child pornography and racist web sites and netizens. We also support the larger goals of the hacker community and in the future we will work to augment the public's view rather than detract from it. All members of Enforcers who hacked the web sites have agreed to this release and will stop hacking external web sites. [13:51 GMT -0600 26 March 1998] We thank you for your time and assistance in this matter. Paralyse, Immunity, and |DooM| Members of the EnforcerS www.zicada.co.nz/enforcers E-Mail: email@example.com -- ______________________________________________ | | | Paralyse (SirTagamet) >-< firstname.lastname@example.org | | HomePage: http://come.to/paralyse | | -=(Proud Member Of The Enforcers)=- | |______________________________________________| We congratulate both Mr. Murphy and The Enforcers for their diligence in reaching this agreement. This is indeed an act of peace in our cyberworld. See www.antionline.com for confirmation of this report and futher info on the "Pentagon Hackers." Infowar.. Ian Murphy.. AntiOnline.. no real legitimate body involved in all this. These news outlets (PRNewswire, AntiOnline, Infowar) are all self serving at best.