Internet attack called broad and long-lasting by investigators

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  1. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

    John Jacob

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    New York Times article here (free registration required).

    Anyways, the interesting thing is the picture on the first page of the article. The caption to the picture says :
    The computer of Wren Montgomery at the University of California, Berkeley, was attacked in April 2004. Investigators say that intruder is primarily responsible for a series of attacks on government computers.

    Now if you look at the computer the lady in the picture is holding, it is a POWERBOOK! How could hackers attack a PowerBook remotely (I thought Mac OS X had no remote security holes)?

    Comments, anyone?
     
  2. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    The full article for people who arent registered and dont care about BugMeNot

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  3. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Ok it says the hacker destroyed things on a school computer. I doubt the schools computer in question is the powerbook but is more than likely the desktop on the desk next to her
     
  4. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Yeah, duh. Look at how happy she is hugging that PowerBook!

    :D
     
  5. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    What they didn't quote her on...
    "Thank goodness they couldn't get into OS X where all my pr0n is stored!"
    :rolleyes:
     
  6. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    She's obviously showing off the fact that it's an Apple.
     
  7. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    She seems to be liking it too much.... do i see wedding rings?
     

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