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A student who hacked into corporate servers to build a kill list for medieval terror bastards Daesh has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting his guilt. Ardit Ferizi, aka Th3Dir3ctorY, broke into the servers of an unnamed Illinois company and downloaded the personal information of tens of thousands of its …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Yet another mess which we created ourselves

    Kosovo... Yet another "perfect radicalization cook-pot" whose creation we sponsored and facilitated...

    That is of course in addition to rubbing up Russian's nose the fact that "the right to self-determination is something which only we decide, it is specific to our client states and you can go f*** yourself - if a minority sympathizes with you they are not allowed to have that".

    1. lglethal Silver badge
      Go

      Re: Yet another mess which we created ourselves

      Um sorry but what on Earth are you actually getting worked up about? One Kosovan got radicalized, and is now going to spend a long time in jail? How many French, American, British people have been radicalized? Heaps. So I assume that's not what your going on about.

      Perhaps it's that the West supported Kosovan independence? Is that really something you consider a problem? That a place that was already being run as effectively an independent state with a vast majority of one nationality forming the people of that state, and wanting to break away from another state that is a majority of a different type of people. I don't get the point of trying to hold countries together when they can be relatively clearly broken up and they quite clearly hate each other with a passion. Now you have two countries, which are at peace and where the people are happy that they have control of their own lives. The only unhappy people, are the ones that now find it harder to cling to power by being unable to point at the other people and say those are the bad people and without me they will kill you.

      To be honest a lot more countries could benefit from being smaller countries - Iraq and Libya come to mind as being relatively easy to break up into their constituent parts.

      Your final comment about the west being the only ones allowed to determine someone's right to self determination (an oxymoron if ever there was one), is patently false when you check out any number of areas on the Russian borders - South Ossetia, Abhkazia, and Transnistria, are all breakaway states that the Russians facilitated including sending troops to in order to help them "self determine". So don't start on about how the west are the only bad people out there. Russia's in on the act as well...

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Breaking up Iraq & Syria

        That might have just about been possible if they had no oil, but the seats of power in both countries are not located where the oil is, so that's a non-starter.

        It only worked in the Balkans (and only after a fair amount of bloodshed) because there wasn't much there anyone wanted - just a lot of people who will be forced to move from their ancestral roots, something which such simple minded solutions apparently don't consider worthy of consideration.

  2. MrDamage Silver badge

    daesh-bag

    Love it. Will use it as often as I can now.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: daesh-bag

      I quite like the term "medieval terror bastards". Accurate, with a dash of wit.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "This successful prosecution also sends a message to those around the world....." that we continue to have crap security and instead of fixing it there's a small chance we'll track you down and prosecute you if you're stupid enough.

  4. Scroticus Canis
    Holmes

    Another good reason to not use work email address for private email.

    Title says it all.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Flame

      Re: Another good reason to not use work email address for private email.

      So does the company get a good kicking too, for failing to adequately protect this obviously sensitive data whose unauthorized divulgence can literally result in customers being murdered?

      On June 13, 2015, he gained system administrator-level access to a server that maintained the website for an Illinois company (“Victim Company”) that sold goods to customers in the United States and abroad.

  5. jake Silver badge

    What hacking?

    That was cracking, at most, and probably actually just a skiddie running scripts with little or no idea as to how they actually work. But it definitely wasn't hacking.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hmm..

    [if you provide material support to designated foreign terrorist organizations]

    So does that mean all those people in Nu-Yawk who contributed generously to the IRA are going to jail?

    Hurrah!

  7. Mark 85 Silver badge

    "This case represents the first time we have seen the very real and dangerous national security cyber threat that results from the combination of terrorism and hacking,"

    So for these many years of massive data slurping.. this is the first case? Sort of makes me wonder why all the rabid slurping then?*

    *Right.. power and control of the masses... but the argument from the gov is about "terror".

  8. tr1ck5t3r
    Trollface

    Its not so hard to build a list of top ranking individuals. The information has always been in public view all along and I'm sure if you sent them all an email, technically you would be in their email servers as well. Its all about perspective I guess.

    http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/AirForceSeniorLeaders.aspx

    Take a look at the weird looking ones at this link. Trained to perfection or just dont like being looked at? Typical Marine mentality is all I can say.

    http://www.marines.mil/Leaders/

    https://www.army.mil/leaders/sa/

    https://www.army.mil/leaders/usa/

    https://www.army.mil/leaders/csa/

    https://www.army.mil/leaders/vcsa/

    https://www.army.mil/leaders/sma/

    Some of you might be interested in this bunch.

    http://www.disa.mil/About/Our-Leaders

    Penetration testing for beginners starts here.

    https://www.us.army.mil/

    Is the contract/agreement invalid because they cant spell "authorised" properly?

    If your'e lucky this bunch will slip you some LSD whilst claiming to have invented lithium ion batteries via their twitter account, personally I think they have done too much acid and I'm not talking battery acid!

    https://www.cia.gov/about-cia/leadership

    You get some interesting survey questions if you visit this website.

    http://www.defense.gov/About-DoD/Leaders

    "Please rate how thoroughly this site discloses information about what this agency is doing."

    Is that a trick question?

    Register your favourite sites with the DOD if you fancy it. Loved to see what can be slipped into the intelligence category!

    http://www.defense.gov/Resources/Register-A-Site/tab/Website?page=Army

    Why do some use HTTP and others use HTTPS, a bit inconsistent wouldnt one say?

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