Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Cyber-terrorism is real - ask Estonia

Simon Finch thinks that the recent Estonian Denial of Service attacks show that cyber-terrorism is a real threat. But weren't these attacks notable because they were at a level that implied state involvement? So far we have seen much activity from script kiddies and organised crime and little from terrorists, who for now I think will be out-competed for black hat talent by the mafias that have built up a very nice business in extorting cash from online gambling sites.

Meanwhile, the European Commission has published a new communication on its policy on cybercrime.

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