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Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2006 20:32:16 -0000
From: "Dave \"No, not that one\" Korn" <davek_throwaway@...mail.com>
To: full-disclosure@...ts.grok.org.uk
Subject: Re: Financial firms warned of Qaeda cyber attack

TheGesus wrote:

> More and more people are hearing the recommendation to "withdraw a
> little extra cash out of the banks" to prepare for cyber attacks. If
> as many as 1.32% of bank depositors take their advice and withdraw all
> their money, the banks will close their doors.
>
> Al Qaeda threatens to disrupt the electronic bank payments system.

  And YOU'RE MAKING IT HAPPEN!  DUH!

> This system contributes about 90% of the US money supply. Without it,
> 10% of the money supply (the cash & coin) must take over the work of
> the other 90%.
>
> Conclusion: Withdraw and stockpile some cash now. Shoot for at least
> three months' cash requirements. Don't wait. Start now.

  AQ don't intend to "attack the banking system".  They plan to get 
paranoids, suckers, and conspiracy-theorists like you to do their dirty work 
for them.  They just need to spread a rumour and then sit back and watch as 
all you "loyal patriots" trash your own country out of fear and cowardice.

  ObTopic:  Sounds like a social engineering attack to me; attempting to 
manipulate the users of a service into acting as an implicit ddos against 
it.

    cheers,
      DaveK
-- 
Can't think of a witty .sigline today.... 



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