Cyberspace has become all pervasive. Every facet of a modern life has elements of cyberspace embedded in it. Therefore securing the cyberspace has become a necessity, which can no more be wished away. This space collate the news and views affecting the security of our cyberspace.
23 July 2012
HACK BACK - WHEN A CYBER ATTACK VICTIM TURNS 'DIGITAL VIGILANTE'
BERLIN - What with malware able to easily cancel out whatever security measures are in place on a computer, the cyber-crime phenomenon is in full developmental swing.
That's the word from a new report on the dark side of the information technology revolution in the current issue of "Bundeslagebild Cybercrime," published by Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office. Meanwhile, the UK’s domestic intelligence service MI-5 says Internet crimes have now reached “industrial-scale” proportions.
What we know is that cyber attacks are aimed at both businesses and governments; they threaten both public and private sector data; and research and academic facilities are hardly spared. "The extent of what is going on is astonishing," says MI-5 head Jonathan Evans.