A US report from the Global Organized Crime Project, chaired by former FBI and CIA chief William Webster, says that to crash the US electrical power grid and military command and control systems, all you need is software from the Web. Hence the need to overhaul national security agencies to avert cyberattacks that could cripple the nation and corporate Americas critical infrastructure. Indeed, in a recent US military exercise code-named Eligible Receiver, a team of security experts proved just that. For example, the team showed that using software available free at cracker websites could deny computer services to the entire Pacific military command and control system. Even more stunning: indications that about 20 nations have already penetrated US information systems!
THE worlds first bank that will operate primarily via the Net will also be the first to cater specifically to homosexuals. The brainchild of Steven Dunlap, who got the idea when banks refused to finance his planned gay and lesbian resort, the G&L Bank (no prizes for guessing what G and L stand for) will target homosexuals as its first customer base, and then widen its target audience. The staff of G&L Bank currently numbers 11, and is almost equally divided between homo and heterosexuals.