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Web Stalkers
Chapter 5 -
All About Cybercrime

Real World Case:  Website Hacking

However, when he researched the Canadian Internet Service Provider (ISP), he was dismayed to find out, using a Google search, that they were an open relay, which is a technical term for an ISP with bad security.  These ISPs are a favorite of hackers who wish to remain anonymous.

Dismayed but still hopeful, he notified the FBI and spoke with an FBI agent in the FBI Internet Fraud center in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She was very helpful, but immediately played the terrorist guilt card:

“We are very sympathetic to your situation, but since 9/11 the FBI must concentrate our efforts on Internet terrorism.” 

Since his shopping cart was empty and he had not suffered any financial damages, he was not expecting the FBI to put a task force on it, but he seized the opportunity to learn about how the FBI handles these issues.

“These attacks are very common and almost unavoidable.”

“If a hacker wants to get in bad enough they will find some weakness to exploit.  Even was hacked once.”

This statement hit him hard.  All these years, this technology expert was living under the illusion that his Linux-based websites did not have any vulnerabilities, and he was immediately concerned about the safety of his website.  The agent continued:

The above text is an excerpt from:

Web Stalkers
Protect yourself from Internet Criminals & Psychopaths
ISBN 0-97-45993-9-5

by Donald K. Burleson, Stephen Andert

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