Friday, August 26, 2011

Recreational Hacking

Recreational Hacking


Hacking isn’t just for thievery anymore.  At Corporate Counsel, attorney Douglas Wood writes:

But there is something more sinister lurking in the hacking ecosphere that corporate counsel need to understand and address. Hacking is no longer just for purposes of data thievery or identity theft. It's now a popular form of online recreation. One of the most alarming trends is hacking for the simple purpose of shutting down corporate sites not for pecuniary gain, but because of ideological or otherwise selfish views, particularly when social media sites like Twitter and Facebook can marshal the support of millions of like-minded hackers in nanoseconds. It all makes it virtually impossible to detect an attack until it is well underway, if not successfully completed.

In his article, Wood discusses how to create a crisis team to deal with these attacks.


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