Stilgherrian

Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist, commentator and podcaster interested in big-picture internet issues, especially security, cybercrime and hoovering up bulldust. He studied computing science and linguistics before a wide-ranging media career and a stint at running an IT business. He can write iptables firewall rules, set a rabbit trap, clear a jam in an IBM model 026 card punch and mix a mean whiskey sour.

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War on the internet: it's all about power

War on the internet: it's all about power

"There really is a war on the internet and, like all wars, this war is about power," said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a recorded message on Saturday to the War on the Internet forum held in Melbourne on the weekend.

published January 22, 2012 by

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Cyber extortion: a victim's story

Cyber extortion: a victim's story

When a Sydney financial-services business was hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, they learned the hard way that not all internet-hosting providers can deliver when it really counts.

published January 15, 2012 by

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