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Twelve year old hacktivists and journalists with infected laptops were the biggest info security threats to the London 2012 Games - an event which in the end was notable for the absence of a major cyber attack, BT has revealed. The telco giant was in charge of supporting the official site and the huge IP …


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  1. frank ly

    Kids nowadays, eh?

    "... while another replied incredulously to a colleague giving them a hard time “what do you expect, I’m only 12?”

    I can't decide if that's a wonderful thing or a terrible thing. The calm, mature and responsible part of me (a small part) thinks it's terrible. The other part thinks, 'I want that kid working for me when he grows up'.

    1. The Jase

      Re: Kids nowadays, eh?

      He claimed he was 12, doesn't mean he was, or that he was actually a he either.

  2. Thorne

    Has anyone noticed?

    That the London Olympics logo looks like Lisa Simpson giving a blowjob?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Has anyone noticed?

      Yes, everyone did, years ago...

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Has anyone noticed?

      Blimey where have you been for the last decade?

  3. Magister

    Pat on the back

    This is the problem that we all face. Do the work to prevent things going titsup and they question if you were crying wolf; don't do the work and get crucified when it all goes pear shaped.

    I think that the people working on the Olympics infrastructure deserve a beer for a job very well done. (Or at least a pat on the back)

  4. pklong

    So just script kiddies and the folk good enough to not get caught then.

    1. handle

      Good enough to not get caught?

      So good that they didn't manage to do any damage either?

  5. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

    "what do you expect, I’m only 12?"

    In a William Gibson novel, that kind of Count Zero gets brainfried remotely, then their parents' house gets visited by a missile.

    THAT's security.

    Big Brother


    << If they were looking for people who were a threat to networked computer systems, the only technology they required was a mirror.

    1. envmod

      Re: Ironic

      good one

  7. Emmett Jenner
    Big Brother


    Surprised that hacking the olympics wasn't a more popular venture? I'm not. Don't think the olympics was very interesting to a majority of the population.... despite the hype.

  8. Zmodem

    BT talk ass about everything, they just stole everyone else bandwidth and made the net crap and tedius to use for 2 or 3 weeks

    you can take down anything with a good botnet, and a central node to send out time commands, so the whole botnet is synced and targeted with reverse connections to the central node

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