DoS (Denial of Service Attack) done to Revision3

Revision3 was dealt a DoS (Denial of Service Attack) this weekend and they were able to find out who it was and are now taking the appropriate steps to counter lost profit, time, resources.  The FBI is involved now and because it was done on US Soil and by a USA based company it is a serious offense.  Denial-of-service attacks are considered violations of the IAB‘s Internet proper use policy.  They also commonly constitute violations of the laws of individual nations.

  • United States

  • ACCESS DEVICE FRAUD. 18 U.S.C. § 1029. Fraud and related activity in connection with access devices.
  • CAN-SPAM ACT. 15 U.S.C. § 7704. Controlling The Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003.
  • EXTORTION AND THREATS. 18 U.S.C. § 875. EXTORTION and THREATS. Interstate communications.
  • IDENTITY THEFT AND ASSUMPTION DETERRENCE ACT of 1998. 18 U.S.C. § 1028. Fraud and related activity in connection with identification documents, authentication features, and information.
  • No Electronic Theft (“NET”) Act. 17 U.S.C. § 506. Criminal Offenses. (criminal copyright infringement)
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) . 17 U.S.C. § 1201. Circumvention of copyright protection systems.
  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2701, et seq. (STORED WIRE AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONAL RECORDS ACCESS)

Read Jim Louderbacks Blog that details the event

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Halliburton Charged with Selling Nuclear Technologies to Iran

Source: Global Research.ca, August 5, 2005, Title: “Halliburton Secretly Doing Business With Key Member of Iran’s Nuclear Team,” Author: Jason Leopold

Faculty Evaluator: Catherine Nelson
Student Researchers: Kristine Medeiros and Pla Herr

According to journalist Jason Leopold, sources at former Cheney company Halliburton allege that, as recently as January of 2005, Halliburton sold key components for a nuclear reactor to an Iranian oil development company. Leopold says his Halliburton sources have intimate knowledge of the business dealings of both Halliburton and Oriental Oil Kish, one of Iran’s largest private oil companies.

Additionally, throughout 2004 and 2005, Halliburton worked closely with Cyrus Nasseri, the vice chairman of the board of directors of Iran-based Oriental Oil Kish, to develop oil projects in Iran. Nasseri is also a key member of Iran’s nuclear development team. Nasseri was interrogated by Iranian authorities in late July 2005 for allegedly providing Halliburton with Iran’s nuclear secrets. Iranian government officials charged Nasseri with accepting as much as $1 million in bribes from Halliburton for this information.

Oriental Oil Kish dealings with Halliburton first became public knowledge in January 2005 when the company announced that it had subcontracted parts of the South Pars gas-drilling project to Halliburton Products and Services, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Halliburton that is registered to the Cayman Islands. Following the announcement, Halliburton claimed that the South Pars gas field project in Tehran would be its last project in Iran. According to a BBC report, Halliburton, which took thirty to forty million dollars from its Iranian operations in 2003, “was winding down its work due to a poor business environment.”

However, Halliburton has a long history of doing business in Iran, starting as early as 1995, while Vice President Cheney was chief executive of the company. Leopold quotes a February 2001 report published in the Wall Street Journal, “Halliburton Products and Services Ltd., works behind an unmarked door on the ninth floor of a new north Tehran tower block. A brochure declares that the company was registered in 1975 in the Cayman Islands, is based in the Persian Gulf sheikdom of Dubai and is “non-American.” But like the sign over the receptionist’s head, the brochure bears the company’s name and red emblem, and offers services from Halliburton units around the world.” Moreover mail sent to the company’s offices in Tehran and the Cayman Islands is forwarded directly to its Dallas headquarters.

In an attempt to curtail Halliburton and other U.S. companies from engaging in business dealings with rogue nations such as Libya, Iran, and Syria, an amendment was approved in the Senate on July 26, 2005. The amendment, sponsored by Senator Susan Collins R-Maine, would penalize companies that continue to skirt U.S. law by setting up offshore subsidiaries as a way to legally conduct and avoid U.S. sanctions under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).

A letter, drafted by trade groups representing corporate executives, vehemently objected to the amendment, saying it would lead to further hatred and perhaps incite terrorist attacks on the U.S. and “greatly strain relations with the United States primary trading partners.” The letter warned that, “Foreign governments view U.S. efforts to dictate their foreign and commercial policy as violations of sovereignty often leading them to adopt retaliatory measures more at odds with U.S. goals.”

Collins supports the legislation, stating, “It prevents U.S. corporations from creating a shell company somewhere else in order to do business with rogue, terror-sponsoring nations such as Syria and Iran. The bottom line is that if a U.S. company is evading sanctions to do business with one of these countries, they are helping to prop up countries that support terrorism—most often aimed against America.

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White House Press Secretary Tells The Truth

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes in a surprisingly scathing memoir to be published next week that President Bush “veered terribly off course,” was not “open and forthright on Iraq,” and took a “permanent campaign approach” to governing at the expense of candor and competence.

McClellan charges that Bush relied on “propaganda” to sell the war.

• He says the White House press corps was too easy on the administration during the run-up to the war.

• He admits that some of his own assertions from the briefing room podium turned out to be “badly misguided.”

• The longtime Bush loyalist also suggests that two top aides held a secret West Wing meeting to get their story straight about the CIA leak case at a time when federal prosecutors were after them — and McClellan was continuing to defend them despite mounting evidence they had not given him all the facts.

• McClellan asserts that the aides — Karl Rove, the president’s senior adviser, and I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the vice president’s chief of staff — “had at best misled” him about their role in the disclosure of former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity.

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Green Day Renamed?

Green Day as Foxboro Hot Tubs

As I was poking around iTunes I came across a familiar voice.  Billy Joe Armstrong from Green Day, with a unique sound, blared through the speakers as the lyrics bounced along to a familiar beat.  I ended up digging through Google and found out that Green Day renamed themselves to Foxboro Hot Tubs.  I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, the sound was powerful and crunchy with melodic choruses.  A fresh sound I must say even after the band has created hundreds of songs and done tons of covers. The band currently has a couple of albums on iTunes and if you like punk or Green Day I would suggest you give it a listen.  Apparently the reason for the name change is so that they could play small venues, aka local bars.

What will happen when iPhone 2.o is released?

  • Girls will take off their tops to get you to take a pic so you will show them your iPhone 2.o.
  • Amazing hacks will be released for spying on your friends via the front facing camera.

(You will be watching the side of a friends/persons face.)

  • Gizmodo will find a way to use the iPhone 2.o for another way to turn off screens during a major tech convention.
  • A website will be launched for virtual video conferencing via Twitter but with your mug talking and no one can shut you up.
  • A new iVibe will be released to have a camera on it
  • Steve Jobs will have another accomplishment bronzed for his shrine
  • Airlines will kick another passenger off a plane durring flight this time even though the new iPhone will be in Airplane mode
  • Random lines will never stop existing at the Apple Cube in NY