Protect your data, says attack victim

A human rights NGO that had its website attacked by hackers has warned other groups to protect themselves.

Websites affiliated to the Burma Campaign were targeted this month by a network of 'zombie' computers - machines controlled by hackers without the knowledge of the owners - which flooded the group's servers with requests and shut down partner websites.

The attacks came days before the Home Office announced a new £7m police unit to tackle cyber-crime.

Johnny Chatterton, campaigns officer at the Burma Campaign, advised groups to ensure that the companies hosting their sites kept log files. Some companies charged as much as £5,000 per month for protection whereas others offered it for free, he said.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Latest Communications Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners


Expert Hub

Insurance advice from Markel

Managing risk at outdoor events

Managing risk at outdoor events

Partner Content: Presented By Markel

Voluntary and community events are increasingly popular, especially around this time of year.