The sheriffs of the wild web

The internet has its very own magnificent seven. They are a group of security experts across the globe who can reboot cyberspace if it comes under attack.On a Thursday evening in December a remarkable attack by a shadowy group of hackers briefly paralysed Twitter. For two hours anyone who typed www. into their internet explorer’s address bar was re-routed to a simple black screen showing a green flag and the words: “This site has been hacked by the Iranian Cyber Army.”

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