‘Anatomy of an Anonymous Attack’ laid bare by Imperva

Sophie Curtis reports:

Security firm Imperva has published a detailed analysis of an attack by Anonymous on one of its customers, providing new insight into how the hacktivist group operates, and highlighting the need for better application layer security.

According to The New York Times, the target in question was the Vatican, although Imperva has declined to confirm the identity of the organisation.

The attack, which did not adversely affect the site or compromise any user data, consisted of three distinct phases…

Read more on TechWorld. A copy of Imperva’s report is available here.

I’m not convinced you need to be a professional hacker to know about some of these tools or to use anonymity tools. And if Imperva’s wrong in those premises, what are the implications?

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