Wednesday, July 08, 2015

When Computers Go Down, It’s Not Always a Hack - The New York Times

When Computers Go Down, It’s Not Always a Hack - The New York Times:



 "In the immediate aftermath of terrorist attacks like the 2011 massacre in Oslo and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, many people mistakenly jump to the conclusion that the perpetrators are Islamic fundamentalists. Increasingly, something similar seems to be happening with technical failures: If an important computer system goes down somewhere, many people suspect that it was the result of a hacking attack that originated in China, Russia or North Korea."



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