GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming acknowledged that the agency recently coordinated a major cyber-offensive operation against ISIS, significantly crippling the terrorist group's ability to recruit and coordinate attacks online.
There are multiple motives behind cyber-attacks on big sporting events; corporate blackmail, access to the personal and financial information of ticket buyers. Mainly, cyber- criminals are attracted by high numbers and attention/profit.
Pro-ISIS hackers have reportedly posted a video threatening to launch a global cyber-attack on government, military, and corporate websites today, Thursday, Dec. 8 - with the US as its first target.
News Feature: Interview with ex-GCHQ director Robert Hannigan CMG; tech leaders on the board; terrorists to achieve ability to wreak cyber-chaos in 5 years; DDoS as smokescreen/DDoS Awareness Day; active cyber-defence.
Most United Islamic Cyber Force (UICF) members are young people with a low level of technical skills, limited life experience, who had fallen victim to propaganda, according to research by law enforcement agencies and Group IB.