Posted 17 April 2004 - 04:41 PM
Unfortunately noone has released from where these attacks occurred from, if they even can know. Everything I have read has stated that none of the machines were actually "used" but rather were broken into to see how far they could get.
For some reason, and no factual info here, I think it was foreign and not political. I just do not think a group of domestic hackers would be stupid enough to attempt this considering how public the government is in their warnings against this type of behaviour. Espcially considering that some of these institutions are heavily government funded. If they were foreign, and get caught, there is a good chance nothing could happen as a lot of foreign countries have loose cybercrime laws.