Is ideological hacktivism the new cyber crime?

 

Anonymous were at it again this weekend, as the web site of the home office was out of action for several hours over the bank holiday after a DDOS attack by the hacktivists. The proliferation of inexpensive tools and resources to aid cyber crime is having a profound impact on the security landscape –any organisation can become a target. According to Anonymous, we’ll be seeing a lot more of it too, with the group warning of attacks on Government sites every Saturday. These attacks are thought to be in protest against Government extradition policies, which continue to make headlines not least with the rolling case of Gary McKinnon…

Read more: http://www.scmagazineuk.com/anonymous-hit-multiple-uk-government-websites-over-easter-weekend/article/235816