Controversy Over Notifications About Hacker Attacks

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 30, 2003

As noted in this post yesterday about the global escalation in cybercrime, many organizations prefer to stay silent when attacked rather than alert the public. Increasingly, these attacks result in the breach of large files of personal data, interruptions in a range of online services, and even global network disruptions that impact web access. Defining the Right to Know reviews the security issues associated with cybercrime attacks, and supports the position that proactively sharing information and resources about attacks is the correct path to fight further attacks.

Posted in Cybercrime, Internet

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