File this under the "Truth is Stranger Than Fiction" category.
Read the full transcript of emails here: http://www.attrition...stal/z/033/0871.html
Then for the icing on the cake, read the real news reports about it: http://www.networkwo...mmunity/?q=node/9999
From: security curmudgeon (email@example.com)
To: Todd Shriber (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 17:30:44 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Question for you or other Attrition members
: Wow, I feel dumb now. I honestly cannot rember if there were pigeons on
: campus or not. A lot of crazy squirrels, but I can't remember pigeons.
: Just for my own edification, why do you need to know that? I'll find out
: for you.
Hey, squirrels work fine. First, let's be clear. You are soliciting me to
break the law and hack into a computer across state lines. That is a
federal offense and multiple felonies. Obviously I can't trust anyone and
everyone that mails such a request, you might be an FBI agent, right?
So, I need three things to make this happen:
1. A picture of a squirrel or pigeon on your campus. One close-up, one
with background that shows buildings, a sign, or something to indicate you
are standing on the campus.
2. The information I mentioned so I can find the records once I get into
3. Some idea of what I get for all my trouble.