Cybervandalism Jumped in 2001

The number of vandalised web sites recorded by defacement archive jumped in 2001 to 22,379, over five times more than the 4,393 defacements logged in 2000. Mostly Brazilian cybervandals are responsible for the surge in defacements, according to Fredrik Ostergren, a Sweden-based security analyst and spokesperson for He also said that more Internet users in general are trying out tools to hack into web sites

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