Cybersecurity Hacktivism = Cybersecurity Escalation
- — Jan. 28, 2013, 5:45 p.m.
I was changing the channels this weekend and landed on the local news. Before moving on, I happened to catch two “local” stories:
1. Citizen’s Bank, a fairly large regional bank based here in New England was experiencing a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack. A group of Iranian hackers called the Martyr Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters claimed responsibility.
2. The hacktivist...
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I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.