> > > > http://www.2600.com/news/1999/1218.html
> > And on the gripping hand, these are probably the same twits that send me
> > spam like:
> > THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR LEGAL TV
> > DE-SCRAMBLER. IF YOU HAVE NO INTEREST IN THIS INFORMATION
> > PLEASE CLICK DELETE NOW. THANK YOU
> > I think they just got clicked.
That was my thought as well, although the web page does not give enough
details. It wasn't clear what crime was charged or why the web page felt
the raid was unnecessary. It just described the raid in emotional terms
that makes the reader side with the victim.
Editing out just the negative facts, probably out of context:
These companies operated for years selling educational electronic kits (like
wireless microphones) to various groups including hackers. Now their owners
are facing bankruptcy and prison time. Violations include wiretapping and
smuggling. They seem to claim that small "Mr. Microphone" type toys should
not be restricted by wiretapping and smuggling laws. Bill Cheek was
indicted for selling data-slicer circuits that could intercept data
transmissions. BernieS was locked up for possessing equipment built from
parts available at Radio Shack. He was distributing parts, software, books,
and pamphlets about cellular and coin telephones.
It sounds like hackers who got caught to me.
-- Harvey Newstrom <http://harveynewstrom.com> Certified Consultant, Legal Hacker, Engineer, Research Scientist, Author.
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