Anonymous, 5 Aug 2020
Research on Middle East, Islam and digital media
keyword: hacking
Maghaireh, Alaeldin, Shariah Law and Cyber-Sectarian Conflict : How can Islamic Criminal Law respond to cyber crime?. International Journal of Cyber Criminology 2(2) 2008 abstract PDF

Iraqi PM Maliki's Wikipedia Page Hacked

On Thursday 10 April 2014 the Wikipedia profile of the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been hacked. The English version of the page contains two malicious changes, both of them inside the Arabic name of Nouri al-Maliki, calling him "dictator" and "unsuccessful". Maliki's correct name in Arabic is Nouri Kamil al-Maliki, but it has been transformed into "Al-Diktatour Nour Kamil al-Maliki" and "Al-Fashil Nour Kamil al-Maliki", when "diktatour" means a dictator and "fashil" means an unsuccessful or someone who has failed.

New Report: Freedom on the Net 2013

Freedom House released its new report titled Freedom on the Net 2013: A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media Freedom edited by Sanja Kelly, Mai Truong, Madeline Earp, Laura Reed, Adrian Shahbaz, and Ashley Greco-Stoner. The 880 page study covers 60 countries, including Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and others.

New Book: Introduction to Cyber-Warfare: A Multidisciplinary Approach

The book presents an insider's look into the world of cyber-warfare through the use of recent case studies. The book examines the issues related to cyber warfare not only from a computer science perspective but from military, sociological, and scientific perspectives as well. It shows how cyber-warfare has been performed in the past as well as why various actors rely on this new means of warfare and what steps can be taken to prevent it.

Reporters Without Borders' Enemies of the Internet Report 2013

Reporters Without Borders releases its Enemies of the Internet 2013 Report. Special Edition: Surveillance, which focuses on "all the monitoring and spying" that is targeting dissidents, activists and citizens in general. Five countries identified as "State Enemies of the Internet" are Syria, China, Iran, Bahrain and Vietnam. Five private-sector companies listed as "Corporate Enemies of the Internet" are Gamma, Trovicor, Hacking Team, Amesys and Blue Coat.

Report on Online Security in the MENA Region

The report describes the results of a survey of 98 bloggers in the Middle East and North Africa carried out in May 2011 in order to study bloggers’ perceptions of online risk and the actions they take to address digital communications security, including both Internet and cell phone use. The survey was implemented in the wake of the Arab spring and documents a proliferation of online security problems among the respondents.
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