Monday, March 7, 2011

A week of cyber attacks

This week was a week of cyber attacks on important websites.
The French Finance Ministry websites continued to be attacked since December 2010, by highly professional hackers. Although French authorities are not very sure, they suspect the information was directed towards Chinese sites.
At the same time, the well-known blog website WordPress was finally able to survive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. These two-day attacks also originated from China.
Indian Home Secretary has observed that internet is being used to further terrorist objective in India. He also stated that Government was in the process of strengthening cyber security in the face of these threats. 
Cyber security is likely to become a major occupation of the governments and other businesses in times to come.

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