Power, glory fuel hacktivism against companies
Published: June 13, 2011 / Author: Byron Acohido
The following is an
excerpt from an article in USA Today
that quotesJohn D’Arcy, assistant professor of information
technology management, about the hacking attack on Sony Corp. To read the article visit: Power, glory fuel hacktivism against companies.
The International Monetary Fund
is among the latest operations hit by a cyberattack. And security analysts
don’t expect a slowdown in politically motivated cyberattacks, known as
hacktivism, anytime soon.
The IMF has
faced a number of threats recently from hackers unhappy with some of its
longstanding hacktivist group best known for attacking corporations that
opposed WikiLeaks, had threatened the IMF with an online attack over conditions
imposed on its rescue package for Greece. However, it was not known Sunday if
Anonymous was actually behind the most recent attack.
“Hacktivists believe their ethos represents the future of a cyberconnected
world,” says Dave Jevans, chairman of security firm IronKey. “They
will continue attacks based on real or imagined positions against companies and