In 2010, WikiLeaks released thousands of classified U.S. documents on the Internet. Subsequent to the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, hackers around the world began attacking the websites of U.S. companies they believed were working against WikiLeaks. These attacks served as one of the first coordinated attacks on America’s cyber infrastructure.
Describe the role of Department of Homeland Security in cybersecurity for U.S. citizens and U.S corporations with regards to the attacks from WikiLeak supporting hackers. What can the Department of Homeland Security do? What should the Department of Homeland Security do?
Burns, J., & Somaiya, R. (2010, Dec 09). Hackers attack sites considered WikiLeaks foes. New York Times
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Vance, A. & Helft, M. (2010, Dec 09). Hackers give web companies a test of free speech. New York Times