“Continuous Web site defacements are being perpetrated by individuals sympathetic to the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) a.k.a. Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS). The defacements have affected Web site operations and the communication platforms of news organizations, commercial entities, religious institutions, federal/state/local governments, foreign governments, and a variety of other domestic and international Web sites. Although the defacements demonstrate low-level hacking sophistication, they are disruptive and often costly in terms of lost business revenue and expenditures on technical services to repair infected computer systems.”
“What’s urgently needed is a response that will bring the U.S. government’s sophisticated tools to bear on protecting private-sector networks — before they are attacked. Only Congress can do this, with information-sharing legislation that will bridge legal gaps and overcome suspicions. We hope this Congress will rise to the challenge.”
North Korea’s internet has become jammed because of a possible DDoS attack in response to DPRK’s alleged involvement in the Sony Hack. As of December 22, 2014, the entire DPRK routing system through China has gone dark. This incident may be President Obama’s proportional response to the Sony hack.