posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 11:42 AM
A ddos attack is not a hack. This accomplished nothing but making their website unavailable for a period of time. Accomplishing this is not even a
small battle. It's less than a skirmish in the overall war. I would not get too excited about this. Unless I am mistaken and they actually were
hacked, all I saw in the op was a denial of service attack. They don't even have to do anything security-wise after this attack for the most part. Now
they may upgrade their bandwidth, but what's the point? Who goes to their website anyway? This won't affect their operations in the least bit.
These initiatives should be halted, and the energy focused on more productive means of attack. And also, warning a potential target prior to an
infiltration attempt will prompt the admins to make sure they are upgraded in all software, making it more difficult to find an exploit. So hopefully
the attackers have found and written some of their own, or there aren't patches available for some of the versions used currently by Monsanto's
system, because otherwise there is nothing that can be done by the attackers. It will be like having mosquitoes buzzing around close enough to be a
perceived threat, but Monsanto is probably confident because they have administered some genetically engineered bug spray. Make sense?
7/3/11 by JiggyPotamus because: (no reason given)