Filed under magazine | Tags: · activism, hacking, hacktivism, information warfare, leaking, politics, security
“Hardly a day passes without news of a major hack, leak, or breach; with the scale of computer use and reliance on digital forms of data, no sector of society is immune to these data dumps, infiltrations, and floods. From the surveillance of dissidents to the hacking of elections to the weaponization of memes, hacking is changing in character, and it is changing the world. In this issue we ask whether hacking and hacks have crossed a techno-political threshold: how are hacks, leaks and breaches transforming our world, creating new collectives, and changing our understanding of security and politics. How has the relationship of hacking and hackers to their own collectives, to governments, and to the tools and techniques been transformed recently? What does it mean to be a hacker these days, and how does it differ from engineering, from “cyber-security,” from information warfare or from hacktivism?”
Contributors: Claudio Guanieri, Nils Gilman, Jesse Goldhammer, Steve Weber, Finn Brunton, Matthew Jones, Molly Sauter, Rebecca Slayton, Matthew Goerzen, Adam Fish, Luca Follis, Mustafa Al-Bassam, Sarah Tochetti, Paula Bialski, E. Gabriella Coleman, Robert Tynes, Philip Di Salvo, Sarah Myers West, Ashley Gorham, Joan Donovan, Goetz Bachmann, Tor Ekeland, David Murakami-Wood, Kim Zetter. With science fiction by Cory Doctorow.
Edited by E. Gabriella Coleman and Christopher M. Kelty
Published Feb-Mar 2017
Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 Unported License
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Filed under book | Tags: · botnet, cyber warfare, cyberconflict, cybercrime, cyberwar, facebook, hacking, information warfare, internet, law, malware, politics, surveillance, war, web 2.0
You may have heard about “cyber warfare” in the news, but do you really know what it is? This book provides fascinating and disturbing details on how nations, groups, and individuals throughout the world are using the Internet as an attack platform to gain military, political, and economic advantages over their adversaries. You’ll learn how sophisticated hackers working on behalf of states or organized crime patiently play a high-stakes game that could target anyone, regardless of affiliation or nationality.
Inside Cyber Warfare goes beyond the headlines of attention-grabbing DDoS attacks and takes a deep look inside multiple cyber-conflicts that occurred from 2002 through summer 2009.
– Learn how cyber attacks are waged in open conflicts, including recent hostilities between Russia and Georgia, and Israel and Palestine
– Discover why Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal, Vkontakte, and other sites on the social web are mined by the intelligence services of many nations
– Read about China’s commitment to penetrate the networks of its technologically superior adversaries as a matter of national survival
– Find out why many attacks originate from servers in the United States, and who’s responsible
– Learn how hackers are “weaponizing” malware to attack vulnerabilities at the application level
Foreword by Lewis Shepherd
Publisher O’Reilly Media, Inc., 2009
ISBN 0596802153, 9780596802158
Filed under book | Tags: · activism, cyberconflict, cyberwar, hacktivism, information warfare, internet, politics
This volume examines theoretical and empirical issues relating to cyberconflict and its implications for global security and politics. Taking a multidimensional approach to current debates in internet politics, the book comprises essays by leading experts from across the world. The volume includes a comprehensive introduction to current debates in the field and their ramifications for global politics, and follows this with empirical case studies. These include cyberconflict, cyberwars, information warfare and hacktivism, in contexts such as Sri Lanka, Lebanon and Estonia, the European Social Forum, feminist cybercrusades and the use of the internet as a weapon by ethnoreligious and socio-political movements. The volume presents the theoretical debates and case studies of cyberconflict in a coherent, progressive and truly multidisciplinary way. The book will be of interest to students of cyberconflict, internet politics, security studies and IR in general.
Publisher Routledge, 2008
ISBN 0415459702, 9780415459709
Keywords and phrases: LTTE, Hofstad group, virtual sit-in, hacktivism, electronic civil disobedience, cyber-terrorism, cyberwar, Tamilnet, cyberspace, media ecology, Tamil diaspora, Iraq War, blogs, European Social Forum, Hezbollah, Sri Lankan Tamil, Al-Qaeda, Internet, computer networks, Taiwan Strait.Comment (0)