Some of the most sophisticated hackers originating from Eastern Europe and Russia are being offered financial incentives to hijack satellite communications through covert attacks, reported mi2g Intelligence Unit.
The objective of the plan is to broadcast propaganda material over popular TV channels promoting alternative views on the War in Iraq. Most successful covert attacks targeting financial services and government departments in the West continue to originate either from Eastern Europe or the Far East.
Some elements in Iraq are already interfering with Global Positioning System (GPS) signals through jamming and spoofing GPS transmissions to confuse the coalition forces and lead some guided bombs astray.
Saddam Hussein’s troops appear to be either using GPS or Russia’s less capable Glonass satellite navigation system for their own purposes. The domestic “pizza” dish antennas used for satellite-TV reception may be hacked easily to jam GPS signals. The US military can use selective jamming of GPS signals in a war theatre to cause confusion.
Hackers originating from Islamic countries such as Morocco, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Malaysia have been increasingly active against Western targets since June 2002. Over 50,000 of the successful pro-Islamic overt attacks against small, medium and large entities over the last nine months have caused over $10 billion of economic damage to information and eCommerce systems through vandalism and denial of service. — (menareport.com)
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