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Attackers Have Advantage in Cyberspace, Says Cybersecurity Expert

  • Eugene Chow
  • Homeland Security Newswire
  • August 12, 2011

Homeland Security NewsWire: In your opinion, what is the cause behind the recent increase of sophisticated cyber attacks against major corporations and government entities by hacktivist groups like Anonymous, AntiSec, and LulzSec?

Bruce Schneier: I’m not sure there has been any recent increase of sophisticated cyberattacks. There has certainly been a recent increase in the press reporting incidences of sophisticated cyber attacks. I think this is because several groups have attached them to political causes—for example the torture of Bradley Manning by the United States—and because media attention begets more media attention. If there has been any increase in politically motivated hacking, it is because of the press attention being lavished on these sorts of cyberattacks makes them more attractive…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.