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Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 08:26:21 -0500
From: TheGesus <thegesus@...il.com>
To: "Dave No, not that one Korn" <davek_throwaway@...mail.com>
Cc: full-disclosure@...ts.grok.org.uk
Subject: Re: Financial firms warned of Qaeda cyber attack

On 12/3/06, Dave No, not that one Korn <davek_throwaway@...mail.com> wrote:
> 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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I was only quoting (with a little creative editing) the late(?),
great(?) Paul Milne of Y2K disaster fame.

There's a goldmine in there...

http://groups.google.com/groups/search?lr=&safe=off&num=10&q=bank+panic+author%3Apaul+milne&safe=off&qt_s=Search

"If you live within 5 miles of a 7-11, you're toast"

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