Consultants claim businesses need to be concerned about hacktivism

    Date06 Nov 2000
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3241
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Computer hackers with political agendas have become a fast-growing threat to big companies worldwide, according to a corporate intelligence company. "The methods they are using are in their infancy," says Kent Anderson of Control Risks Group, an international business risk consultancy. . . . Computer hackers with political agendas have become a fast-growing threat to big companies worldwide, according to a corporate intelligence company. "The methods they are using are in their infancy," says Kent Anderson of Control Risks Group, an international business risk consultancy. The political cyberthreat was highlighted along with those on the ground at a rollout of the British-based company's "Risk Map 2001," an annual survey of perceived dangers to corporate clients.

    Anderson traces "hacktivism" to the 1994 Zapatista guerrilla uprising for greater democracy and Indian rights in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas.

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