Cyber-attack in Europe highlights Internet risks

Posted in: Legal & Security at 10/09/2011 21:22

The assault, apparently launched from Iran, focused on the digital security systems used to authenticate websites for banking, email and e-commerce around the world.

A major cyber-attack in Europe that apparently was launched from Iran has revealed significant vulnerabilities in the Internet security systems used to authenticate websites for banking, email and e-commerce around the world.

The attack this summer wreaked havoc in the Netherlands, where the justice minister on Sunday warned the public that the only secure way to communicate with the Dutch government was with pen, paper and fax machine.

To read this Los Angeles Times report in full, see:
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-cyber-attack-20110910,0,5076260.story

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