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Thursday, August 30, 2012

U.S. Admits To Cyber Attacks: The Future Of Conflict

The U.S. is one of the most advanced countries from a cyber warfare perspective, we have read a lot on its capabilities and its offensive power, as exemplified by the plan-X project and the development of the cyber weapon Stuxnet.

We all imagine that the U.S. is really active in cyberspace, working on the cyber espionage front and also conducting powerful offensives.

We know that the country, like many others, is faced with a global economic crisis that has also impacted the military sector as budgets have been reduced, but the high alert level on the possibility of a cyber attack makes investments in cyber warfare necessary.

News recently is that the U.S. military has been launching cyber attacks against its opponents in Afghanistan, according the declaration of the senior officer Marine Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills.

The official has explained during a conference in Baltimore that the U.S. conducts highly strategic oversight of cyberspace, giving great importance to the study and implementation of new cyber weapons. That is the new way to fight and it is fundamental to be prepared for a cyber warfare scenario.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Back in 1995 a movie came out entitled "Hackers".Whether or not the computer technology depicted in that movie actually existed 17 years ago is questionable,but it made people stand up and take notice,because it made us realize the potential of cyberspace.The entire world has become too dependant on computer technology,and therefore too vulnerable.