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Computer World: Political cyberattacks to militarize the Web

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Computer World:

March 12, 2009 (IDG News Service) Governments looking to silence critics and stymie opposition have added distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to their censoring methods, according to a security expert speaking at the Source Boston Security Showcase.

As the use of DDoS for political gains increases, expect the Internet to become more militarized, said Jose Nazario, senior security researcher at Arbor Networks Inc., in an address on Wednesday.

“I don’t think anyone is going to die because of these attacks, or a phone won’t work, but it is early,” he said, noting that other weapons have evolved from less-harmful initial forms.