Hotmail users are being advised to change their passwords, after thousands of account details were posted online. A list containing more than 10,000 apparently genuine account names and passwords was posted to a website last week, where it remained until being spotted over the weekend by Microsoft security researchers. From The Guardian
The Globe and Mail covered the new Information Warfare Monitor report.
On the night of Friday, September 18th, 2009, the Yemeni Editor of the opposition Socialist Party’s website, Al Eshteraki, Mohammed al Maqaleh has been kidnapped in the capital Sana’a by security forces. From Global Voices
Ousted President Manuel Zelayaâ€™s reappearance in Tegucigalpa has prompted a new wave of censorship of the national and international press. The de facto governmentâ€™s response to the news of his return and his appeal to the army to â€œturn its rifles on the enemies of the peopleâ€ has been to impose an immediate curfew, keep… Read more »
WASHINGTONâ€”The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) heard testimony on Sept. 10 from China experts on how well the new press rules, presenting fewer obstacles to access for foreign journalists, were working in the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China. Additionally, the commission heard from experts on the regimeâ€™s response to the protests following the Iranian… Read more »
We are pleased to announced that we have re-designed and re-launched the Infowar Monitor website. Stay tuned for more regular blog postings, research outputs, and news postings from the IWM team. Thanks to Nart Villeneuve and Jane Gowan for the fine site redesign.
Beijing government has recently required all Internet service providers (ISPs) and data centers to install a software called Blue Dam in all their servers. According to today’s Taiwan Apple Daily News, the Blue Dam has to be activated by today (September 13) or the companies have to subject to punishment. From Global Voices
Read an interview with Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert on cyber security policies and the GhostNet investigation here
Please stay tuned. You can find our website currently at citizenlab.org thank you, The Citizen Lab
The OpenNet Initiative is proud to announce the release of our Middle East and North Africa study. The 2008-2009 research can be accessed Here