If, in fact, the taping over of black professors was done by one or more racist white students, the great majority of Harvard law students who oppose the defacement
should have been able to identify the most likely suspects, since it probably would have been very difficult for them to completely suppress such strong racist feelings from fellow students for months, argues Banzhaf.
In Israel, Palestinian cyber attackers have carried out significant Web site defacements
, engineered coordinated distributed denial-of-service attacks and system penetrations, and utilized worms and Trojan horses.
IT managers are now realizing that business applications are not secured by firewalls and other traditional security solutions, leaving them vulnerable to manipulation and defacement
Because the covering of the pictures of black professors occurred immediately after a group of largely-black protesters, as reported in the Harvard Crimson, covered the seal of the law school, and because, as the Crimson also reported, the same tape was used in both instances, Banzhaf argued that retaliation for the earlier defacement
of the seal was a more likely explanation for the picture defacement
than a sudden, unexpected, and unrelated expression of racism by white Harvard students.
OS families mass defacements
for the years 2000 - 2004 (graph available by months)
THE NUMBER OF website defacements
has reached an all-time high - with more than 9,000 malicious hack attacks recorded last month.
To protect corporate brands from high visibility web site defacements
, the Teros-100 APS prevents attackers from changing the content of web pages.
org, which collects data on Web defacements
, shows that Linux defacements
similarly spiked earlier this year, but have been overtaken by attacks on Windows boxes.
Attacks take on varying forms from web site defacements
to bulletin board modifications.
With malicious attacks on an enterprise's Web applications on the rise, including database sabotage, web defacements
, parameter tampering, and cookie poisoning, corporations are increasingly turning to GAP technology to thwart Web intrusions and the perpetrators of these attacks.
Statistics from two groups that monitor Web site defacements
show that defacements
dropped dramatically in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
are reported every day, and high-profile cases have made it clear to all businesses that no one is immune.