This wouldn't be scary at all, had I not read the Chinese Rainy Day Super-Fun Hacker Activity Booklet:
Activity #211 -
Step 1: Use MySpace to find teenage child of decadent capitalist government official.
Step 2: Send school e-mail bomb-hoax via chain of anonymous remailers, mixmaster, open SMTP relays, etc.
Step 3: Create MySpace threatinfo page, invite kids from the school, and wait for FBI to send you CIPAV. Use only a simple text browser with no scripting capabilities + outbound firewalling at an intermediate proxy to prevent CIPAV from actually having a chance at doing anything.
Step 4: Dissect CIPAV (and sell to Russian hackers for six digits).
Bonus activity: Modify an existing trojan so that it is now stealthed to CIPAV and self erasing. Send to official's child's MySpace account via same hole the FBI used to send you CIPAV. Have this trojan download all necessary historical "tracks" and execute original CIPAV code then self-erase.
Someone tell Iain Softley I just wrote a more believable sequel to Hackers.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
CIPAV has also been rumored to exploit a little known animated cursor hole and various quicktime vulnerabilities.
Instead of snooping on us they should take their skills and put them to use on securing our weak utilities infrastructures which have seen chinese and russian hacking increase 83% in 2008. If it was totally disclosed the amount of succesful hack attempts into our national power grid networks would be alarming to say the very least.
That does sound pretty good.
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