01 November 2011

LATIN AMERICA: Political Cyber Attacks Are Increasing.

                                         M.HERALD / J.WYSS
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      More Latin American nations are being attacked by political hackers.
      Several offshoots of the notorious group ANONYMOUS are at work in Venezuela, Ecuador, Chile, Brasil, Guatemala and Colombia.
     An official reports that Brasil's government websites have been attacked more than 1,250 times so far this year.
     In Colombia...there have been 480 attacks.
     So far...most attacks have been benign.
     But...“Hacktivism represents the greatest potential risk, because it can scale-up very quickly,”says a Colombian official. “Groups like Anonymous, for now, are focused on denial-of-service attacks…but sometime they might attack a page that provides critical services, and that might lead to collateral damage if someone needed those services.”