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Description: CNN.com’s tech writer John Sutter explains why the recent denial-of-service cyber attacks were more a political protest than a breach in online security.

Source: CNN.com

Date: December 10, 2010

Link: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2010/12/09/explain.it.to.me.cyber.attacks.cnn

Questions for discussion:

  • How does a hacker wage a denial of service attack?
  • Why were several credit card companies recently targeted this way and do you think this form of protest is effective?
  • If you recently made a credit card payment to Wikileaks, do the hackers now have your credit card information?

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