[ISN] The Sea Shepherd's cyberwar

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 05:26:47 -0600 (CST)

By Darren Pauli
Jan 16, 2012

Tasmanian techie spreads security.

The war between anti-whaling outfit Sea Shepherd and Japanese whalers 
isn’t just occuring on the high seas, it’s also in cyberspace, with 
hackers believed to have attacked the environmental vigilante's websites 
as whalers try to block radio communications between its ships.

The organisation has fought a protracted and public battle with whaling 
vessels in the Artic and Antarctic for 20 years. It refutes Japan’s 
claim that the slaughter of whales was for scientific research, and 
accuses the nation of breaking an international moratorium on whaling.

And as the activists rebuild the Brigitte Bardot damaged in their 
current Southern Ocean campaign, they will keep close eye on 

“Security is crucial for us,” said Doug O’Neil, who looks after ships IT 
and communications for Sea Shepherd. “We need to make sure our 
communications are secure.”


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