Saturday, 15 December 2012

More Attacks: Archaeological Site Attacked by Political Hackers

Kate Phizackerley and Andrea Byrnes ('Update Regarding Egyptological')  have some sad news for the readers of their "Egyptological" online egyptology magazine:
Egyptological will be unavailable for the forseeable future. It has been targeted by a professional hacking group as part of an onslaught on Egypt-related web sites during the current unrest in Egypt. Although we have been in negotiations with the hackers, which seemed to be going well, they have now announced their intention of resuming hostilities against us. They apparently see Egyptology sites such as ours as representing a form of political threat [...]. We recommend that anyone with similar web sites should upgrade their own security arrangements, as you may now be interpreted as representing a political or religious affiliation.
They omit to say whether the hackers are based in Egypt or outside.

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