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UK “has cyber attack capability”…

June 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Last week in England Lord West (Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Security and Counter-terrorism) indicated that the UK has the ability to launch cyber-attacks. Though his interview was very thin on facts and details, he made some interesting comments that GCHQ (The British Government’s communications and information systems arm in Cheltenham, UK) have former “naughty boys” in its employ, and that:

“It would be silly to say that we don’t have any capability to do offensive work from Cheltenham, and I don’t think I should say any more than that”

Interesting indeed, but I’d liked him to at least tell me something about what the government could do that the average hacker could not. Do they have more resources than the average bot net for example? Read more…

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Hackers – Criminals, Pirates – Politicians…

June 12, 2009 Leave a comment

It’s been an interesting week in the IT world with some quite amazing (to me anyway) news. No, I’m not referring to the FTC’s decision to shut down the known spam ISP Pricewert, or the announcement by T-Mobile that their network had not indeed been hacked…

I’m referring to the news that the Swedish “Pirate Party” gained a seat in the European Parliament. Read more…

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Data theft for political gain? No way!

October 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Computerworld today reported that a Dell PC was stolen by some enterprising thieves from John McCain’s Missouri campaign office. While I usually steer clear from commenting on political activities, being only a legal alien and therefore not even able to vote for things I really care about (the local Fire Chief and Sherriff), let alone something so influential as the 44th President of the United States of America, I find myself unable to hold back.

You can read more about the theft from the link above, but of course as this is a blog I’m duty bound to make some observations: Read more…