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FBI Expert Accused of Illegal Cracking

By nascent in News
Sat Mar 25, 2000 at 05:16:38 AM EST
Tags: Security (all tags)

Max Butler (aka Max Vision) was caught penetrating the systems of UC Berkley, national labs, federal sites, Air Force bases and NASA's Flight Center. Too bad he's with the FBI. Wired has the story. [editor's note, by rusty] Missster Butler. It ssseeeems you have been leading a double life. One of theeessse livessss has a future...


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FBI Expert Accused of Illegal Cracking | 4 comments (4 topical, editorial, 0 hidden)
Pretty good story. But if this guy... (1.00 / 1) (#1)
by FlinkDelDinky on Sat Mar 25, 2000 at 12:10:30 AM EST

FlinkDelDinky voted 1 on this story.

Pretty good story. But if this guy's such a clever hacker, why did he get caught? He claims his company has 100% penetration of customers security system (whom I presume where on the lookout for him), and yet he gets busted by some guy who probably isn't even looking for him. He sound like he's one step up from a script kiddy (which is two steps up from me!)

Re: FBI Expert Accused of Illegal Cracking (none / 0) (#2)
by Splat on Sat Mar 25, 2000 at 11:15:53 AM EST

Nemesis Enforcer, destroy him at once, THIS I COMMAND! ...
Anyhow, this is very frightening. Good thing this guy didn't defect to Russia
or something and break into OUR systems. The FBI must have trouble keeping
close-tabs on these people working for them. Although this does give an
interesting glance into how the FBI uses it's "ethical hackers".

Re: FBI Expert Accused of Illegal Cracking (none / 0) (#4)
by ramses0 on Sat Mar 25, 2000 at 02:11:23 PM EST

Actually, upon reading the article, it's not that surprising... if you're an FBI informat for drug-dealer type-stuff, odds are you've still got some connections to the drug-dealing industry, and are probably still doing something that isn't too legal.

Since this guy's just working with computers instead of drugs, I'm not surprised at all that he was still hacking (even though he runs an ethical hacking business too).

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Interesting... (none / 0) (#3)
by pulsar on Sat Mar 25, 2000 at 12:41:25 PM EST

This is interesting. I wonder how acurate the article is? The article makes it sound like he went too far, and thought he could get away with it. To me it sounds like he is just another wanna be hacker using script kiddy tactics. Too bad they didn't have any statements from customers. I wonder if he actually "tested" their secuirity? It's also too bad the FBI can't keep closer tabs on people who work for them...

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