08 Oct 1999

Sixth Defendant Arrested In U.S. Embassy Bombings

Reuters is reporting that authorities have taken a sixth defendant into custody for involvement in the bombings against U.S. embassies in Africa. Further details regarding the arrest should be made available by authorities later this afternoon. Full Story

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08 Oct 1999

Oklahoma City Bombing Figure Rejailed For 12 Years

The man convicted of failing to warn police about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people lost his bid Friday to reduce his original 12-year sentence, CBS radio reported. Fortier has spent four years in jail, convicted of involuntary manslaughter for failing to warn authorities that his friend

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08 Oct 1999

NIPC Cyber Threat Assessment

NIPC Director Mike Vatis provides the following Threat Assessment in which he states: Terrorists are known to use information technology and the Internet to formulate plans, raise funds, spread propaganda, and to communicate securely. For example, convicted terrorist Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing, stored detailed

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08 Oct 1999

Albright Designation of Foreign Terrorist Organizations

A copy of the letter from the Secretary of State requesting that the following list of terrorist organizations be published in the Federal Register.

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08 Oct 1999

Information Terrorism: Can You Trust Your Toaster?

The full version of the paper “Information Terrorism: Can You Trust Your Toaster?” has been made available in PDF format. We have been offering a reduced version of this paper for several years. This is the original version and contains an introductory scenario detailing an information terrorism attack. The document

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08 Oct 1999

GAO Critical Infrastructure Protection Document

The GAO has made available their report entitled “Critical Infrastructure Protection: Comprehensive Strategy Can Draw on Year 2000 Experiences”. A copy of the document can be found here.

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07 Oct 1999

U.S. urges U.N. sanctions against Taliban over bin Laden

CNN reports that the United States is pushing forU.N. sanctions against the Taliban leaders in Afghanistan to pressure them to hand over Saudi exile Osama bin Laden, who is accused of leading a worldwide terrorist network. Full Story

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07 Oct 1999

Technical Community Discusses Cyberterrorism

The technical gurus at Slashdot, a geek news/community site, have been holding some very interesting disuccsions on cyberterrorism. An editor from Jane&#039s asked the Slashdot community to comment on an article they were preparing to publish on the topic. The response was overwhelming and somewhat negative and as a result,

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07 Oct 1999

National Infrastructure Protection Week?

The TRC Staff has encountered at least a dozen articles in the past 24 hours discussing infrastructure protection issues. NIPC Director Mike Vatis provided testimony on the hill yesterday detailing an operation dubbed Moonlight Maze in which attacks on U.S. systems were traced back to Moscow. The Russians have denied

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07 Oct 1999

Russians Detain 2,000 in Anti-terrorist Operation

AP is reporting that Moscow police have detained 2,000 people and seized scores of weapons as part of an anti-terrorism operation in the Russian capital. During the operation, code-named Whirlwind, police confiscated 88 firearms and 26 pounds of explosives, Interior Ministry inspector Viktor Krykhtin said, according to the agency. Full

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