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[ISN] [defaced-commentary] BWI Airport website defaced

From: InfoSec News (isnc4i.org)
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 05:12:29 CDT

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Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 07:09:41 -0600 (MDT)
From: security curmudgeon <jerichoattrition.org>
To: defaced-commentaryattrition.org
Subject: [defaced-commentary] BWI Airport website defaced

In the wake of the WTC/Pentagon attacks, the importance of all types
of security is abundantly clear. Many people have questioned the
relation of online security after the breakdowns in physical security
that contributed to the tragic events on September 11. The defacement
of the BWI Airport web site provides just such an example.

Visitors to the site are able to easily click to curent flight
information. http://www.bwiairport.com/frames/0_arrivals.html

After agreeing that the information you see may not be accurate, you
are given a nice schedule of flights and their curent status. What if
a computr criminal were to make small variations on these schedules.
Alter flight times, gates, destinations, or worse, change the status
of a flight from 'LANDED' to 'CRASHED'. The sheer panic and resulting
mayhem would be a disaster unto itself. These types of attacks (often
referred to Subversion of Information attacks) are perhaps the worst
imagineable in the realm of web defacements. This is one of the cases
where it seems fortunate that the attacker left an obvious defacement
instead of something more subtle.

Defaced Website: www.bwiairport.com
Defaced by: tty0
Mirror: http://defaced.alldas.de/mirror/2001/09/27/www.bwiairport.com/

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