The website for the Texas National Guard remained unreachable on Friday, two days after security researchers said it had been hacked by miscreants who were using it to install malware on the PCs of visitors. On Wednesday, Roger Thompson, chief research officer of anti-virus provider AVG, reported that selected pages on the site …
...if these so-called "miscreants" realize that folks in Texas carry guns, and are *more than* willing to use them. Google "Joe Horn" if you need an example. These folks might just find themselves invaded by the TNG. (mine's the "Go Git 'em!" sign.
That'll set 'em straight...
... impotent threats from a Texan gun nut. The Net's problems are over. All you have to fear now is a drunken man wearing only a cowboy hat and underpants.
Seems pretty clear
... that in today's world the military needs more redundancy in it's IT sector, that you can't be sending all the folks qualified to handle the website, off-site where they aren't effectively handling such problems.
"that in today's world the military needs more redundancy in it's IT sector'
Thats fine but the national guard is often treated worse then a red head step child , by drunken step dad that likes to beat it. They get left over and broken gear.
Thinking about this
there is no way you will be able to get the $50, even if anyone did pay.
It is going to be tracked, and there only so many brown paper bag drops you can get to in a day.
So, who would benefit from this style of attack? Damned if I know.
Re: Thinking about this
You over estimate the authorities and banking sectors, there will be no tracking or tracing of the payments, they don't care. Additionally you might have noticed that the the banking sector has a few other concerns at present ... like staying afloat thanks to their utter incompetence.
Where's the Gary McKinnon style hyperbole and demands for heads to roll?
See above post. Shame the the NG gets treated that way