'Kill Switch' Internet bill alarms privacy experts:
Just as the Egyptian government recently forced the Internet to go dark, U.S. Officials could flip the switch if the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset legislation becomes law, say its critics. Ref. Source 1
Iran launches cyber attack: report
Iranian hackers working for the powerful Revolutionary Guard's paramilitary Basij group have launched attacks on websites of the "enemies," a state-owned newspaper reported in a rare acknowledgment from Iran that it's involved in cyber warfare. Ref. Source 2
Targeted cyber attacks 'to rise further'
Targeted cyber attacks will pose a growing threat to companies around the world this year after the Stuxnet worm hit Iran's nuclear program in 2010, security software maker Symantec Corp said on Tuesday. Ref. Source 8
Obama's global plan for cyberspace
The Obama administration laid out plans to work aggressively with other nations to make the Internet more secure, enable law enforcement to work closely on cybercrime, and ensure that citizens everywhere have the freedom to express themselves online. Ref. Source 2
The US has determined that cyberattacks by another country are acts of war. This is unprecedented, and opens up a whole new world of ways in which the US will be involved in war going forward. Eye opening.
Part of this is in response to the near total shut down of the whole country of Estonia recently by cyber attacks, triggered by the government moving a statue of a Russian conqueror to a place other than their downtown district. A perfectly reasonable move, in my opinion, since Estonia is no longer under occupation. However, some loyal to the Russians, whether in or out of that country is unknown, felt differently and promoted the attack via the Web.
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Then US might be at war with the world because cyber attacks seem to come daily and from everywhere including within the US. I know this just from our tiny server. Many attacks originate from China as well and others have blogged about this too.
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