Friday, July 15, 2011

Cyber attacks targeting oil grid, earth haters

The Billings Gazette reports that the website of Yellowstone County has been accessed by an as yet unknown patriot in the wake of the Exxon/Mobil eco assault on the last wild river in the United States:
The website will be brought back online in stages when it is safe to do so, a process that is expected to go into next week, county officials said. County staffers are working on finding forensic security personnel to evaluate the problem.
A respondent in the comment section self-identifying as 'erkeengelen' remarked:
SQL Injection - seems to be all the rage. One of the Antisec affiliated groups or just a Eastern European kids who needs some fresh CC#'s for some new sneaks?
I knew it. One of the Anons/Antisec using an SQL exploit.
From Wired's Danger Room:
“The United States is fighting a cyber-war today, and we are losing,” retired admiral and former National Security Agency chief Mike McConnell wrote in the Washington Post last year. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta claimed cyber attacks could be the “next Pearl Harbor we confront.” If there was a nod to the McConnell crowd — who’d like to “reengineer the internet” to make everyone trackable online — it was in the declaration that “DoD will pursue revolutionary technologies that rethink the technological foundations of cyberspace.” But that view is not universally shared in Washington. “There is no cyberwar,” White House cyber czar Howard Schmidt has repeatedly said.

When will Transcanada be hacked?

More to come.

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