Summer Heats Up For Hackers
The lazy days of summer were anything but for hackers this month. If anything, hackers were ramping up their efforts under increased pressure from international and domestic law enforcement agencies.
As usual, Anonymous and LulzSec were in full form, targeting international policing agencies such as NATO and the Italian Cybercrime unit.
However, this month, the media joined the ever growing list of industries targeted in a cyber attack. Rupert Murdoch’s empire got taken down a few pegs with an attack that defaced The Sun and pilfered data from that publication and the now defunct News of the World, while the Washington Post scrambled to remediate a data breach compromising 1.27 million accounts.
Here is a sampling of the month’s cyber attack highlights. Stay safe!