Politically charged websites face frequent attacks

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Politically charged websites face frequent attacks

Postby meep » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:58 pm

Politically charged websites face frequent attacks
* 20:24 21 December 2010 by Jim Giles

Websites that publish controversial material are facing a barrage of politically motivated computer attacks, say Harvard University researchers. The researchers, who launched the survey after hearing complaints from website owners, identified almost 300 attempts to silence independent media and human rights websites over the past year.

"There is almost always a political component to these attacks," says Jillian York, one of the report's authors. ...
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