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Monday, 21 April 2008 11:11

CNN.com Repels Hacker Attack After Coverage On Tibet
Jason Mick (Blog) - April 21, 2008 9:55 AM
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Who would do such a grievous deed?

Most know that the internet teems with the high-tech equivalent of the petty crook; waiting to take advantage of the unwitting. However, far more alarming than a malicious teenager coding malware, in many ways, is the growing amount of nationalistic attacks on the web. Many of these attacks come from China, and, according to U.S. and British armed forces and intelligence, are government-sponsored.

The attacks have occurred in the public sector-- on the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security, and on government contractors-- and now they're occurring in the private sector as well. Last Thursday, CNN.com was targeted by takedown attempts after it ran coverage of pro-independence protest events in Tibet. CNN fought back deploying countermeasures, but this yielded "web attrition" in the form of its services being slow or unreachable to many in Asia. [Comments...]

 

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