Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft
------- Forwarded message follows ------- Date sent: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 23:20:22 -0500 To: Digital Bearer Settlement List <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org From: "R. A. Hettinga" <email@example.com> Subject: TLA Indexing and Mirroring
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Status: U Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 21:12:02 -0800 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: John Young <email@example.com> Subject: TLA Indexing and Mirroring Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
To supplement the FBI bot message we note that several TLAs and others visit each day to download Cryptome home page, and sometimes individual files. We assume the file listings are part of a general Web gathering for internal distribtution. In the case of NSA and the venerable bot of several years's almost daily visits, it now just takes the home page and no files. Later, various machines in the domain retrieve files directly, that is bypassing the home page.
CIA began to visit daily recently, at least under an identifiable domain name, ucia.gov. Before CIA visitors came via an IP address not domain name. Not many files taken daily. But a few are taken directly after the bot visits.
Dozens from .mil daily and, once or twice a week, eop.gov. But never nro.mil or nro.gov, nor a visitor from fbi.gov.
The TLAs from other countries, what can be said of them: they too are hungry for recognition after the years of obscurity. It must be a bitch using anonymizers when you ache for being noticed, like Hanssen and Ames and all the others filled with hatred of spotlighted babbling heads of agencies.
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