Thursday, 11 October 2001 : "'Skyfall'?"Clearly somebody overheard something bad:
FBI: For Immediate Release
October 11, 2001
FBI National Press Office
Certain information, while not specific as to target, gives the government reason to believe that there may be additional terrorist attacks within the United States and against U.S. interests overseas over the next several days. The FBI has again alerted all local law enforcement to be on the highest alert and we call on all people to immediately notify the FBI and local law enforcement of any unusual or suspicious activity.
The URL for the press release contains the string 'skyfall'...?
Update: Declan McCullagh reports that the FBI won't explain the name but will change it:
FBI Warns of 'Skyfall' Attack [Wired News]
A harried FBI spokeswoman who had been deluged with calls about "skyfall" said the answer was none of the above -- and the press release soon would be renamed.
"The person who typed it just named it that.... The person named it and wasn't really thinking," the FBI spokeswoman said.
Aha, I see. So that's just the first thing they naturally thought of to name it, instead of, say, "alert.html". It was a complete accident. Riiiight.
'nother Update: It's been moved now: http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel01/101101.htm
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