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RootPrompt.org: Cracked! Part 3: Hunting the Hunter

May 22, 2000, 21:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Noel)

[ Thanks to Noel for this link. ]

"Noel continues the story of when some Unix boxes that he helped admin were cracked. This article talks about some of the efforts made to track down the cracker and some surprises."

"At this point I am more than a little nervous. He has noticed my port scan within seconds and has already tracked me back to Texas. I rm the port scanner and log out. Hoping that I have not let the cat out of the bag. By this point I am beginning to assume that he may have root on any machine. But the same things that are his friend are mine. There are so many systems and so many connections that a search for me on the Texas system even if he has access to the logs would most likely drown in a sea of information."

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