With the numerous reports and hacker activity that has been happening lately it is not hard to see that governments are concerned with these acts of cyber terrorism. Hacker groups like Anonymous and the recently disbanded LulzSec have caused havoc in the cyber community and remain a constant headache to many government and corporate websites. These hacker groups pride themselves in exposing the faults of various corporations and they have even launched cyber attacks against military and government by acquiring various data and hacking into countless numbers of official websites. Read the rest of this entry
Check out this article from HuffPost Tech which describes the fears of the government that as a result of these various cyber attacks countries are now more susceptible than ever to Cyber Terrorism:
I will be going into more detail about this issue after i have done some research but just putting the information out now to see what people think of it? what’s your opinion? Are we truly sitting ducks in the limitless universe of the world wide web?
Please post your comments below…..
From the 17th to the 19th April, the Playstation Network experienced a worldwide outage which resulted in no access to the Network for several days. It was then revealed that the network outage was caused by a security breach which led to long network downtime along with loss of information. Patrick Seybold, the director of communications at Sony publicized the details of this incident in the Playstation Blog. He stated that the security breach resulted in the ability of the unauthorised hacker to gain the information of the 70 million users that subscribe to the network. While it is believed that only the basic profile information was accessed there was still a chance that the various email, phone and even credit card details of the PSN users were also hacked during the attack. Read the rest of this entry