[Federal Computer Week] JUNE 23, 1999 . . . 7:52 EDT Hacker group targets Navy sites BY BOB BREWIN (firstname.lastname@example.org) AND DIANE FRANK (email@example.com) The hacker group that allegedly attacked and defaced FBI World Wide Web sites earlier this month apparently has now focused its attention on the Navy, including the Web site of a Navy organization that helped develop sophisticated hacker-tracker software. [The INDIVIDUAL claiming to take downt he FBI was known as the "Israeli Ghost". The hack on nswc.navy.mil was claimed by DigiAlmty. Two seperate people.] Last week a hacker defaced the Web site (www.nswc.navy.mil) of the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Dahlgren, Va. division with a mostly obscene message that read in part, "FEDS: You will never stop my FLOW. Nice try, though. Killing my hotmail account and all that. HAHHAHA." The Dahlgren division of NSWC helped develop the Co-operative Intrusion Detection Evaluation and Response program (www.nswc.navy.mil/ISSEC/CID/), which uses automated tools to track and analyze hacker attacks. Another hacker -- who, based on the postings on the defaced Navy Web sites, may be engaged in hacker duel with the Dahlgren attacker -- hit the Web site of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (www.ntsc.navy.mil), Orlando, Fla. This hacker, who affiliated himself with the group f0rpaxe, said on the defaced Navy page, "We own the Naval Air Warfare Center Systems Training Division. FBI spokesman said we were only doing some gov and mil servers [but] we rooted Naval Air Warfare Training Center....We had been exploring entire servers until today." Navy spokesmen have not returned calls from FCW asking for comment on the Web attacks.