From Anonymous to Hackerazzi: The year in security breaches
It wasn't a good security year from RSA break-in to hacks on Sony, Google and Facebook
By Michael Cooney | Network World US | Published: 16:44, 08 December 2011
These days barely a day goes by where there isn’t some sort of network security breach or hack or malfunction of some sort. This year too we had the rise of groups such as Anonymous and Lulz that sought out attention for their activities. Here we take a look at the year in pictures of some of the key security problems that grabbed our attention.
Richard "Dickie" George, technical director of NSA's Information Assurance Directorate, is pictured in his office in Fort Meade, Maryland. The NSA issued a challenge for hackers who think they're hot stuff: prove it by working on the "hardest problems on Earth." Computer hacker skills are in great demand in the US government to fight the cyber wars that pose a growing national security threat - and they are in short supply.