Monday, February 27, 2012

Conference to Look At Computer Hacker Anonymous Cyber Attack On the Vatican

It appears the Holy See will be contributing to computer and Internet security in a big way this. It deals with the well known infamous Anonymous. Who is described as " a handful of geniuses surrounded by a legion of idiots,”

See the NYT piece In Attack on Vatican Web Site, a Glimpse of Hackers’ Tactics

It appears to Vatican had enough advance warning to hire a California Computer firm by the name of Imperva to block and monitor the attack.

..Though Imperva declined to identify the target of the attack and kept any mention of the Vatican out of its report, two people briefed on the investigation confirmed that it had been the target. Imperva had a unique window into the situation because it had been hired by the Vatican’s security team as a subcontractor to block and record the assault....

Its an interesting article and it appears the paper to be presented this week ( which can be downloaded at the link) takes the cyber attack on the Holy See as an rare glimpse of a Anonymous attack from start to finish.

Oh a good note it appears the Holy See survived the attack because of major investment in security infrastructure.

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