Tag Archives: cyberwar

How Egypt Sliced Itself Away from the Web

To sever its link with the outside digital world, Egypt “raised the drawbridge” in mere minutes by forcing the country’s providers to make simple changes to their routers, experts said on Friday. … Routers communicate with each other using BGP … Continue reading

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“It writhes! It writhes! –with mortal pangs…”

Was the Stuxnet  worm created by the US and Israel? The Dimona complex in the Negev desert is famous as the heavily guarded heart of Israel’s never-acknowledged nuclear arms program, where neat rows of factories make atomic fuel for the arsenal. … Continue reading

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Wikileaks Update Updated

I noted in a post a few minutes ago that the cyberattacks had seemed to taper off. Reuters now reports that Operation Payback is over. The group Anonymous is no longer engaging in or encouraging the Denial of Service attacks … Continue reading

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Wikileaks Update

Operation Payback seems to be winding down. I see no new major sites under attack. But the revelations in the cables released by Wikileaks continue to have effect. Shell Oil and Pfizer pharmaceutical are now in the spotlight. WikiLeaks US … Continue reading

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V is for VVikileaks

Wired has a story about the arrest by Dutch authorities of a 16 year old hacker, snagged for participating in Operation Payback. Here’s the story: Dutch Arrest Teen for Pro-WikiLeaks Attack on Visa and MasterCard Websites | Threat Level | … Continue reading

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Emerging Properties of Wikileaks and the Hackerflock

Ever seen a flock –a very large flock– of starlings flying in to roost? Here’s one of many videos:  starlings on Otmoor. It starts slowly but by the 4 minute mark it is quite impressive. Google “starlings flocking” for more. … Continue reading

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Wikileaks Update

A summary from The Guardian includes: • The UN’s top human rights’ official Navi Pillay has suggested the the US is “potentially violating WikiLeaks’ right to freedom of expression”, by pressuring private firms to cut ties with the site. Thousands of … Continue reading

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