Hello all, hope you had a lovely and cyber safe long weekend. As we approach this lovely short work week, we bring you our latest finds for news pieces you should keep top of mind while surfing the net and working about.
Hackers are busy down at Anonymous breaking into UK government sites and planning their attacks on more Chinese sites.
This time, the hackers announced in advance that they would be hacking into UK government sites, leaving UK officials time for preperation. Sunday evening,
“The resulting distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks disrupted the target websites for a time. Tweets apparently from Anonymous described this as a “digital protest” rather than hacking and threatened further similar actions every Saturday against U.K. government sites” – Wall Street Journal
To read more: http://on.wsj.com/HnLJCC
“The activist hacker group Anonymous plans to launch further attacks on Chinese government websites in a bid to uncover corruption and lobby for human rights, a member of the group said on Monday.”
Currently, China blocks Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and many other websites citing a need to maintain social stability.
To read more: http://bit.ly/HnMiwd
Is CISPA the new enemy? We saw the backlash of SOPA and PIPA and watched the drama unfold. Now, a new legislation that has “wide-ranging privacy implications”, enter: CISPA.
“The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, focuses on defending companies from cyber-attacks and theft… CISPA addresses how information would be shared between private companies and the government to catch malicious actors breaching networks to steal information or sabotaging systems.”
To read more: http://bit.ly/HnMlIq
UK teachers have recently reported widespread cyber bullying by pupils and… wait for it.. parents! These teachers have been issued with death threats, accused of serious crimes against children and sexist/racial abuse.
“Almost half (49%) of teachers who were subjected to abusive comments from parents said they did not feel supported or had no action taken as a result, with just 29% feeling that appropriate action was taken.”
To read more: http://bit.ly/HS0CxU
And that is just the beginning folks, stay tuned to all of our regular cyber related updates @fednetworks on twitter!