Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft

Re: Global Jam Echelon Day

------- Forwarded message follows ------- Date sent: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 21:50:55 +0200 (CEST) From: Maurice Wessling <> To: Subject: Re: Global Jam Echelon Day

The Wired article had some sloppy research but is corrected now (check the link below). The date was wrong, it's October 21. Also the American Justice Federation has nothing to do with it. They are a crazy right wing group with militia connections that tries to use the action for its own agenda. They also made up that very peculiar word list.

The action is started by people on the hacktivism mailing list:

and the official page for the action will be on:

I have my doubts about the usefulness of this action but that is an entirely different matter.

maurice wessling

On Thu, 7 Oct 1999, AreS wrote:

> got this from HNN:
> Global Jam Echelon Day
> Echelon is a vast mythical eavesdropping network set up by various
> governments including the US, UK, Canada, Australia and others in
> order to monitor the world's electronic communications (telephone,
> email, fax, etc.) for subversive keywords. There seems to be two
> separate attempts to jam the service by overflowing it with numerous
> emails filled with key words. On October 18 the American Justice
> Federation has planned one such activity. Another grass roots
> movement has been scheduled for the day before Stop Police Brutality
> Day on October 21 in the hopes that legal authorities will be too
> busy chasing down bogus leads to stop any planned activities for the
> day.
> Links to Info about Echelon
> Wired
> On both of these days netizens around the globe are implored to send
> out at least one email with at least one of the key words. While the
> actual list of words is not known it is assumed that words such as
> these will trigger the system: Kill FBI CIA NSA IRS ATF BATF DOD
> Militia gun weapon manifesto terrorism bomb Special Forces SOF Delta
> Force Constitution Mossad NASA MI5 Revolution Terrorist
> CU
> AreS
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> ---->"Information is a virus. And we intend to infect all of you."

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