Website Hackings rise as war rages in Iraq

    March 21, 2003

As bombs continue to fall in Iraq, protesters and patriotic hackers alike have stepped up their war of words on the Internet, defacing hundreds of U.S. and U.K. corporate and government Web sites, a security expert said Friday.

“We’ve had reports of 800 defacements today, which is ten times more than a week ago, which tells me groups are increasingly turning to the Internet to protest,” said Mikko Hypponen, manager of Finnish antivirus software firm F-Secure.

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