Hackers knock Al-Qaeda offline

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hackers A group of British hackers successfully took Al-Qaeda’s website offline yesterday. This is the second attack the terrorist group has been hit with this month. Earlier, the group’s bomb making instructions were replaced with cupcake recipes. It’s believed the attacks are government supported, which raises some interesting questions. How do you feel about the government sponsoring hacking attacks? Is there anyway we can be sure they are only white hat attacks? Cyberwarfare is nothing new. Despite it’s feverent denials the Chinese government has been conducting hacking attacks on government computer networks around the world for a few years now. How do you feel about the U.K. and U.S,joining in, and is it only okay if it’s done against terrorists or not okay at all?

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