Hacking and Internet Security

Hacking and Internet Security

Two serious Internet breaches over the weekend highlighted the ongoing issue of securing online information. The website of PBS was hijacked by a group of "hacktivists" aiming to critique PBS's news coverage. Meanwhile, defense contractor...

Two serious Internet breaches over the weekend highlighted the ongoing issue of securing online information. The website of PBS was hijacked by a group of "hacktivists" aiming to critique PBS's news coverage. Meanwhile, defense contractor Lockheed Martin revealed a massive breach of potentially sensitive national security information. We explore whether piecemeal efforts to secure individual sites are an effective way to secure information.

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Alan Paller

WAMU Guest Analyst; and Director of Research, SANS Institute

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The PBS NewsHour's Kwame Holman reports on the cyber attack on the organization's Website and other PBS sites (from 20:34):

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