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[ale] close to home

On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Dan Newcombe wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Sean Kilpatrick wrote:
> > Hackers apparently compromised a server at U. Ga.
> > <http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20040129_1307.html>
> > That would seem to be for fairly low values of "secure."
> I'll be interested in seeing what comes out of it.  Hopefully they'll find
> out how it actually happened.  With so little information so far, it is
> hard to say what was actually compromised.  At a large school like UGA,
> you don't just have your IT department, each area or school basically has
> their own IT department which connects to the UGA core network.

The server that was compromised was placed on the network by a department
without anyone knowing.  The box was not patched at all.  It was running