Behavioural analysis IT security specialist, Tier-3, says that companies can learn a lot from the escalating war currently taking place between Turkish and Swedish hackers.
"Reportedly this war kicked off when several Swedish newspapers published a caricature of the Muslim prophet Muhammad earlier this month. Turkish hackers started defacing Swedish Web sites leaving anti-Swedish messages, with Swedish hackers retaliating by breaking into the email and MSN accounts of Turkish forum users," said Geoff Sweeney, CTO of Tier-3.
"Things started to escalate last weekend when Web sites operated by Linköping Cathedral and Gothenburg Council were both defaced, and I expect its possible this battle will escalate further," he added.
Sweeney said that other companies can learn a lot from the methodology of the hackers in their various attacks they are using.
"It proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that companies need to protect their Internet-connected resources using all available means possible.
Conventional IT security technology is clearly not stopping hackers on both sides from carrying out their attacks," he said.