Mar 13 2011

Lessons from Anonymous on cyberwar

Category: cyber security,CybercrimeDISC @ 11:44 am
Cyberwar soldiers

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By Haroon Meer
A cyberwar is brewing, and Anonymous reprisal attacks on HBGary Federal shows how deep the war goes

“Cyberwar” is a heavily loaded term, which conjures up Hollywood inspired images of hackers causing oil refineries to explode.

Some security celebrities came out very strongly against the thought of it, claiming that cyberwar was less science, and more science fiction.

Last year on May 21, the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) reported reaching initial operational capability, and news stories abound of US soldiers undergoing basic cyber training, which all point to the idea that traditional super powers are starting to explore this arena.

Recent activities with one government contractor and Anonymous, however, show clearly that cyber operations have been going on for a long while, and that the private sector has been only too ready to fill the cyber mercenary role for piles of cash.

To read the remaining article and Anonymous vs. HBGary

Tags: Anonymous (group), cyberwarfare, Haroon, Hollywood, Loaded language, Oil refinery, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United States Cyber Command