From: "Pedro Martori"
Subject: Islamic groups attack western networks
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Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 19:45:21 -0500
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Organization: Bell Sympatico
16,559 attacks were carried out in October
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Islamic groups attack western networks
By Nick Farrell [01-11-2002]
More than 16,500 attempts in October
Islamic hackers are escalating their attacks on websites run by western =
governments and large companies.=20
London-based computer security firm mi2g said that 16,559 attacks were =
carried out in October, the worst month for digital attacks since its =
records began in 1995.=20
However, mi2g explained that the amount of damage caused by the attacks =
was limited because the targets hit a much lower level than before.=20
The main pro-Islamic hackers are USG, which has members in Egypt, =
Morocco and eastern Europe. It was responsible for 1,513 attacks in =
The next largest was Pakistan-based FBH, which carried out 588 attacks =
during the period.
A mi2G spokesman told the BBC that more Islamic hacking groups are =
beginning to rally under a common anti-US, UK, Australia, India and =
The attacks are mainly used to deface sites and place messages opposing =
war with Iraq.=20
But there are concerns that similar techniques could be used to hack =
into military security systems or control systems for nuclear power =
stations and water storage.