Hacktivists grow up


Hacktivists Hacktivists

If any more evidence was needed that malware has now become the cyberweapon of choice, we got it with the double whammy cyber attacks on oil and energy giants Saudi Aramco and RasGas, respectively. Both the organizations reported their networks being compromised via malware. Saudi Aramco stated that a whopping 30,000 computers had been wiped clean of all information. The hacktivist group “Cutting Sword of Justice” took responsibility for the assault and called other groups to target large organisations as a means of making a political statement. As cyber attacks have been happening for a long time, this was the first time that hacktivists used malware as a means of attacking organizations. As we head into 2013, it is quite clear that the internet world is becoming an increasingly , dangerous place. There has been no shortage of security incidents this year; still, more and mole information is being moved onto the internet cloud. While security experts continue to war about the dangers of malware and mobile devices, companies and users seem to pay no heed to these warnings. It would be only a matter of time before we find out whether inventions like Google Glass and living a super-charged (virtual) life have made us more or less secure.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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