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Ideology Drives Radical Hackers: Report

Although digital attackers are motivated by profits and peer pressure an increasing number of hackers are driven by ideological values claims report. In a report released on Tuesday, the UK-based e-security company mi2g said that computer attacks on Western organisations are on the rise, partly because of radical groups and individuals based in predominantly Islamic countries. Retaliatory attacks targeting Islamic countries are proportionately low in most instances or negligible, mi2g said. Citing the potential war in Iraq as well as the War on Terrorism, Russia’s conflict in Chechnya, the Israel-Palestine issue and India-Pakistan tensions over Kashmir, mi2g said that certain geo-political issues were motivating “radical hacker groups.” Anti-capitalist hackers were also named as an active group within the politically motivated hacker community. Full Story

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