CPJ Internet Channel: Weak cyber protections lead to personal, institutional risk

6 Aug

The Syrian civil war is also a propaganda war. With the
Assad regime and the rebels both attempting to assure their supporters and the
world that they are on the brink of victory, how the facts are reported has
become central to the struggle. Hackers working in support of Assad loyalists
this week decided to take a shortcut, attacking the Reuters news agency’s blogging
and one of its Twitter
, and planting
false stories
about the vanquishing of rebel leaders and wavering support
for them from abroad.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/internet/2012/08/weak-cyber-protections-lead-to-institutional-perso.php

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