Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cyberattack Spreads to the Iranian Opposition Twitter Page?

At this time, there is no direct evidence linking the current spam cyberattack on the Iranian Opposition's Twitter account to the cyberattacks that have been occurring over the last two weeks. In fact, the cyber attacks in South Korea, Australia and the United States over the last two weeks have been denial-of-service attacks, whereas these Twitter attacks seem to be spam-based.

Nevertheless, it is further fuel for the Internet fear fire that our government has been fanning in preparation for upcoming vote on The Cybersecurity Act of 2009.

Persons unknown disrupted the #iranelection tag used by Iran opposition activists on Twitter for almost all of Saturday 11th July. Legitimate messages coordinating political opposition to the Iranian government were drowned out by massive volume of tweet spam for a product called Turbo Cash Generator, and also for -a free domain registration service.

Source: Fintan Dunne News

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