Last summer, three weeks before the shooting war between Georgia and Russia began, online attackers started assaulting Georgia’s websites. Since then, researchers have tried to find out who masterminded the network strikes — military electronic warriors, patriotic hackers, cyber-crooks — without finding anything definitive.
Here’s a quote from the report:
At the top of the hierarchy are the “Soldiers”: the professional planners, computer scientists, engineers, and other implementers, including the military itself. Next are what some call the “Mercenaries.” These are criminal organizations paid to carry out certain elements of the attacks. In this case, there are strong signs implicating an outfit known as the Russian Business Network (RBN). And, finally, there are the “Volunteers.” These are individuals with PC’s who are recruited to carry out attacks. They are provided with access to all the necessary software tools, as well as to detailed instructions for carrying out the attacks. In other words, they don’t have to be skilled and “educated” hackers. This is literally a mobilization of the masses.”
I don’t have much to say except that I told people this was possible, I said that is what happened. And even still people are reluctant to believe me. Click below to read the full story.
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