Cyber War Tactics used against Militant Islamic Websites
People from around the world have provided the Iranian opposition with computer support on social networking sites. The Iranian government has responded by filtering the internet, confiscating satellite dishes & cell phones, blocking google mail, implementing their own email system and supporting hacker groups that have downed opposition websites. This has shown that cyber war is not just being used in war time, but to also make political statements.
Recently, the Information Security Resources website had an interview with an anti-jihad hacker named “Jester”. He has written a denial of service (DoS) script to attack militant Islamic websites, taking the war against terrorism into his own hands. Is he taking it to far? Is a civilian using hacker techniques against foreign Islamic websites ethical or even legal?
Also, there is always a chance that his script could end up in the wrong hands and be used against our critical infrastructure system. What do you think?