On April 26, the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) issued an advisory on the expected internet attacks against U.S. web sites and mail servers during the first ten days in May. (There's a nice article on this from the Washington Post here, and another from Computerworld here.)
The defacing of US sites by Chinese hackers (notably, the Hacker Union of China) and vice versa has been escalating since April 1st.
The US isn't the only target for The Hacker Union of China-- it would appear that they're not too terribly fond of Japan, either.
Here's a nice page 'o links devoted to Information Warfare (IW).
In other international news, I went to a wyld and highly-informational party last night, and drank way too many white russians.
In even-less-related news... you always suspected I was a...
Don't go bananas-- in your former life you were a tiny monkey named Oompa. Here's what we know about you: Adorably sweet demeanor and sharp as a tack, you found success working with a street performer named Juan, who worshipped you and treated you like his own child. He bought you a gold satin jumpsuit with royal blue ruffles, a matching top hat, and a sequined bag for donations. He would play your favorite disco tunes on his accordion, prompting you to dance around and flirt with the crowd while you collected spare change and picked pockets. Everybody loved you. And you loved everybody. You and Juan took your gig around the country and raked in the riches. You were one happy little monkey.
(And yes, I was born under the sign of the Earth Monkey.) <G>
A warm welcome to fellow Upstater beautyorbeast! I look forward to getting to know you better : )
Hugs to those who need 'em, those who want 'em, and those who don't run away quickly enough : )