Pro-Islamic hackers join forces

Wednesday, 19 June 2002, 12:29 PM EST

Security firm mi2g says an alliance of anti-Israel, anti-US and anti-India groups are increasingly highlighting issues such as the Middle East conflict, the war on terrorism and the Kashmir stand-off as part of their destructive digital attacks.

At the height of the tensions between Pakistan and India over Kashmir in May, two groups (Unix Security Guards and World Fantabulous Defacers) carried out a total of 111 digital attacks on Indian educational and business sites.

Security firm mi2g said political and ideological motives are increasingly behind hack attacks.

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