Cyberwar

Thursday, 4 July 2002, 2:43 AM EST

From Beijing to Bethlehem, politically inspired hackers — known as "hacktivists" — are wreaking ever greater destruction using a few simple keystrokes. In the Middle East, Palestinians have been spreading anti-Israel messages with the "Injustice" worm, and in Sri Lanka, the "Mawanella" virus has been bringing down enemy e-mail servers. But today the main cyber-battle is being waged between the world’s pro- and anti-Islamic hacker groups. As they launch ever more destructive viruses and denial-of-service attacks, they are causing their enemies real problems - as the unobtainable Pakistan government website (at www.pak.gov.pk) has shown this week.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

The role of the cloud in the modern security architecture

Posted on 31 July 2014.  |  Stephen Pao, General Manager, Security Business at Barracuda Networks, offers advice to CISOs concerned about moving the secure storage of their documents into the cloud and discusses how the cloud shaping the modern security architecture.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Aug 1st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //