19-year-old Chad Davis, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, made the front page of The Washington Post
today. The story that features him
says, "During [a] June 2 search, Davis admitted that he belonged to a notorious hacking gang that calls itself Global Hell, and the FBI agents let him know they were cracking down on the group. On June 28, Davis allegedly struck back: He replaced the Army's Internet home page with the message: 'Global Hell is alive. Global Hell will not die.'"
The article reads like a chapter from The Hacker Crackdown
, and it looks like Chad Davis may be used as an example of what the feds can do to crackers who mess with government sites. Mainstream news stories
about Global Hell started appearing in May. I expect to see many more in upcoming months. Mitnick redux? Could be.