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'Israel among top 3 in cyber attack defense'
Despite the recent spate of cyber attacks on Israeli websites, Israel was named as one of the three most cyber secure countries in the world in a recent study, according to a report by the Financial Times on Monday. According to the study, published by the Brussels-based Security... read more
Hackers initiate attack on Slovak parliament's website
The 'Anonymous' hacker movement said it launched an attack against the website of Slovakia’s parliament at 18:00 on Monday, January 30, the TASR newswire reported. The hackers said this was in response to the Parliament Office filing a criminal complaint against an 'unknown per... read more
A Crime against the Machine
For the last several days Israel has been under constant attack. Our civilians have been targeted, our financial institutions have been disrupted and our airlines have been under malicious assault…writes Raffe Gold. The ‘invasion’ of Israel has made a headline here and ther... read more
Researchers to patent vulnerability search algorithm
Melbourne-based researchers are looking to commercialise a search algorithm that analyses networks to identify the most easily exploitable vulnerability chains. The algorithm was developed by Swinburne University associate professor Hai Vu to help network operators prioritise how... read more
Battlefield of the future
A secret war is being waged that is changing the nature of conflict. The internet is the new combat zone, where nation strikes against nation, spy against spy and corporation raids corporation. A cryptic website challenges budding cyber specialists. Late last year Australia and t... read more
What is ACTA? Why Should You Care?
The technology community came out in force against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) before those two bills were shelved last week. With them gone, we can expect tech experts and Internet users to step away from politics. The battle has been won, right? Wron... read more
Israeli hackers plan response to website attacks - Tel Hashomer hospital, 'The Marker', 'Haaretz', 'Dan' bus company sites attacked; Israeli hackers vow response.
Israeli hackers told The Jerusalem Post they are planning to respond to a hacking attack which occurred overnight Tuesday on the websites of two Israeli hospitals. The websites of the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer and the Assuta Medical Center in Tel Aviv were struck with ... read more
European Parliament Says Its Website Taken Offline By Attackers - The denial-of-service attacks follow new signatures to ACTA, an intellectual property treaty
The European Parliament's website fell under a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDOS) on Thursday in what the organization classified as retaliation for the shutdown of the Megaupload file-sharing site and an anti-counterfeiting trade agreement. The Parliament issued a st... read more
Net on fire - Consumers and copyrights are no excuse for dubious legislation
Exactly one week ago thousands of websites temporarily blacked out content to protest online piracy bills. The US government seized a popular but dubious website the next day. Internet hacktivists struck soon after. The legislation was paused before the weekend arrived. That is t... read more
The story of the shelving of SOPA/PIPA - not so simple
In an indictment brought on 5 January this year in the United States District Court, for the Eastern District of Virginia, the grand jury charged that the commercial website Megaupload and its co-defendants—men from Germany, the Netherlands and other countries—were members of... read more