[ISN] MoD battles copycat hackers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:16:04 -0600 (CST)

By Chris Williams
The Register
12th November 2010

The Ministry of Defence is battling a wave of copycat attacks after a 
hacker took down the Royal Navy's public website this week.

Simon Kershaw, head of defence security and assurance services, said IT 
staff have been monitoring many more attempts to penetrate military 
sites than usual since the hack, which emerged on Monday.

The site remains offline today, replaced by a screenshot and a message 
saying it is undergoing essential maintenance.

Kershaw, speaking at a cyber security conference in London yesterday, 
said he had spent much of the week persuading Royal Navy chiefs not to 
bring the site back online until vulnerabilities are patched and 
security checks completed.


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