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Hackers inspired by Iraq war

The war in Iraq appears to have prompted a jump in the number of attacks disrupting internet sites to record levels. In the first five months of the year there have been 86,644 attacks, nearly as many as the whole of 2002. The statistics are compiled by a company called MI2G, which count the number of attacks that successively disrupt a website all over the world. The United States bore the brunt of attacks, followed by Germany and then the United Kingdom. A lot of the attackers seem to be based in east Asia and South America and the attacks have been mostly on government and business sites, which MI2G estimates cost $40 billion this year alone. Full Story

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