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Ihr erinnert Euch: "Solar Sunrise" wurde der erste grosse Cyberalarm im Februar
1998 genannt, als mehrere Hundert Server von .mil und .gov-Domains hehackt
wurden und die USA zuerst den Irak dahinter vermuteten. Eine Folge war damals
die Gründung des NIPC gewesen.

Grüsse, Ralf
Solar Sunrise hacker 'Analyzer' escapes jail
By Kevin Poulsen

The hacker known as 'The Analyzer' was sentenced Thursday in Israel to six
months of community service for a series of intrusions into US Defense
Department computers that triggered America's first full-blown infowar false

Ehud Tenenbaum, 22, also received one year of probation and a two-year
suspended prison sentence that can be enforced if he commits another
computer crime within three years. Additionally, the hacker was fined about

Prosecutors had requested jail time. Tenenbaum, now CTO at computer security
consultancy 2XS, could not be reached for comment, but in an interview last
January said he was hoping for probation.

Thursday's sentencing puts a banal capstone on a case that once commanded

In February, 1998, dozens of unclassified Pentagon systems were suffering
what then-US Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre insisted was "the most
organized and systematic attack to date" on US military systems.

The attacks exploited a well-known vulnerability in the Solaris operating
system for which a patch had been available for months, but they came at a
time of heightened tension in the Persian Gulf. Hamre and other officials
became convinced they were witnessing a sophisticated Iraqi 'information
warfare' attacked aimed at disrupting troop deployment in the Middle East.

A joint task force was hastily assembled from agents of the FBI, the Air
Force Office of Special Investigations, NASA, the US Department of Justice,
the Defense Information Systems Agency, the NSA, and the CIA. The
investigation, code-named "Solar Sunrise," eventually snared two California
teenagers and Tenenbaum, but no Iraqi infowarriors.

The California teens received probation for their role in the drama. After a
brief stint in the military, Tenenbaum was indicted under Israeli computer
crime law in February 1999. In a plea agreement reached in December of last
year, he admitted to cracking US and Israeli computers, and plead guilty to
conspiracy, wrongful infiltration of computerized material, disruption of
computer use and destroying evidence.

Tenenbaum's sentence will have him working full time for six months of
unpaid community service, such as in a hospital or a school, beginning in

Boaz Guttman, the former lead Israeli investigator in the case, says the
hacker got off easy. "He caused huge damage in the US, and tomorrow this
criminal will be in the local papers as a hero," says Guttman, now a
computer law professor at Ruppin Academic Center. "In the United States,
they say we are a state of hackers."

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