A hacker promoting Turkish nationalism made headlines around the world by posting a message on the Vietnam memorial Web site. This is another example in a string of incidents where hackers support a cause. Here’s an excerpt from the Washington Post’s article, “Users of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site — who searched for U.S. casualties by date were sent to an all-red Web page adorned with a symbol from the Turkish flag, a short video, and messages in Turkish and English. The English messages attacked Kurds, the United States, Israel and Armenia. A ‘Turk Defacer’ took credit for the hack, which users reported yesterday to the FBI, the National Park Service and the 4/9 Infantry Manchu (Vietnam) Association, which maintains the site. The message was removed and the search function restored by last night.”This latest attack adds to a string of “cause-related” hacker attacks. Back in May, we had hackers working with parents in Michigan to stage a “cyber sit-in.” Back in 2003, CSO Magazine ran an article called Hackers with a Cause which outline several groups that were working to promote various issues. Many other articles are also available online on this topic. Brian Still pointed out in a 2005 paper… Read full this story
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