Cyber Jihad Update from the TimesOnline, with thanks to Ana:
As the death toll in Lebanon and Israel mounts, the conflict has spilled onto the internet with sudden fury as gangs of computer hackers mount a withering cyber attack on thousands of Israeli and Western websites.
“This is definitely the biggest ever politically motivated cyber protest we”ve ever seen,” Roberto Preatoni, a founder of Zone-H.org, a web-based crime observatory, told me. He said that as many as 10,000 web sites belonging to commercial, government and military web sites may have been caught in the crossfire.
Protest? That’s not a protest, Preatoni. That’s a war.
The daily tally of sites being sabotaged is nearly 4,000, twice the normal number, according to Mr Preatoni. About 80 per cent of the attacks involve hackers reacting to the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, and the overwhelming majority have been directed against Israeli, American and other Western sites, he said.