Cyber Warfare Is Warfare Against All of Us

The Obama Administration is creating yet more new computer viruses, according to growing evidence collected by major anti-virus makers. Those viruses start out attacking sites in the Middle East but remember, they don’t stay that way.

The Stuxnet Worm started out targeting industrial computers in Iran. In the end it was attacking industrial computers in dozens of countries, including the United States. We get blowback from all kinds of wars, but this new “cyber warfare” nonsense inevitably ends with direct attacks on American targets by the US government.

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  1. In truth, the Indy's story is not very revealing. Maybe they are talking about this?
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/17/flame_anahttp://www.securelist.com/en/blog/750/Full_Analys

    It seems that the command & control centers for the existing Flame are are handling malicious software as yet unknown.

    A close look at these protocol handlers revealed four different types of clients codenamed SP, SPE, FL and IP.

    "We can confirm that the Flame malware was identified as client type FL. Obviously, this means there are at least three other undiscovered cyber-espionage or cyber-sabotage tools created by the same authors: SP, SPE and IP."

    On another track, there is an article in IEEE Computer of August entitled "When Is a Cyberattack a Use of Force or an Armed Attack?" (it's paywalled though … WHY, IEEE?). We read:

    "To fully understand these aspects of the jus ad bellum, readers should look for the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare, to be published in early 2013 by Cambridge University Press. This book summarizes, in the form of black-letter rules and extensive commentary, the consensus among today’s top legal experts on how international law applies to cyberwarfare.
    It should prove useful to policy makers and legal advisers involved in determining proposed cyber-
    operations’ legality."

    Might be of interest

  2. As an IT security consultant, I used Stuxnet as an example in a class that I recently taught (to U.S. government system engineers, no less) of something that "escaped from the petri dish" and that the only surprise is that more of this hasn't happened given the lax-to-non-existent controls on systems and software within U.S. government agencies, particularly within the Ministry of Offense.

    Needless to say, the message went in one set of ears and out the other. My experience has been that, at least "down in the trenches," it isn't so much maliciousness as arrogance and laziness that causes the most damage.

  3. We get blowback from all kinds of wars, but this new “cyber warfare” nonsense inevitably ends with direct attacks on American targets by the US government.

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  5. We get blowback from all kinds of wars, but this new “cyber warfare” nonsense inevitably ends with direct attacks on American targets by the US government.

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