Archive for February 3rd, 2009
BBC reported today on the latest in a series of sustained, high-profile cyber attacks. The alleged attacks against NATO are merely part of the daily grind for nations and large international organizations (IOs). Presidential campaigns, government agencies, and IOs are in a perpetual game of cat and mouse with hackers of many different stripes, from professional thieves to military adversaries to script kiddies. What’s interesting to me is that this feature piece at BBC doesn’t appear to have an incident that makes it newsworthy. I was more interested by the story on Kyrgyzstan’s purported suspension of US access to a military base. The AP story compared aid offers by Russian and American ministries, but I wonder what other sources of influence might have been brought to bear on Kyrgyzstan.