Originally posted by Xilvius
To summarize, if you ask me, America has no problems when it comes to cyber space security. We don't let people attack us here at home, cyber space
is no exception. This just sounds like a ploy to me, the only thing I could see our gov't claiming that it is unprotected against would be "hackers
at home" which again, would more than likely be a ploy for internet censorship, hello USIDent.
Just to add a bit more, the US gest attacked via cyber means rather often. The US just flips them.
The US can't prevent it because there are hackers (and I know this with good knowledge) that can do anything the hackers in our government can do.
Typically, when a hacker is caught they're imprisoned, or flipped. Sometimes murdered but that is rare.
They're flipped because that's the only thing we can really do to stop it. Every measure to defend against an attack is broken rather quickly.
You can see this throughout hacking, not just in the extreme cases. Even the people who hack into software so that it can be pirated and distributed
for free have this happened to them (minus the murder part).
An example is that a rather well known pirate who released games, sometimes a week prior to their retail release, was flipped. He vanished off the
face of the web for a few months and then all of a sudden, he releases a Mass Effect 2 cracked version prior to retail release.
Friends of his asked what the hell happened and he told them straight up that his placed got kicked in, he was taken away, and forced to work for them
instead. Any crack he comes out with now has a string of code that can be tracked by the publishers, since pretty much every game these days requires
some form of internet connection. Even if it doesn't have any online features, you need a connection to play more often that naught and the reason
for this is because they can now trace people who pirate cracked games.
It's the same thing with high profile hackers, virus makers, etc. A few are publicized and thrown in jail but a large majority are flipped to work
with who they were attacking if they were caught, working on both defending the networks they were once attacking as well as attacking the networks of
This isn't just government. Corporations do this to. Anyone in a corporation who is an "IT security consultant", that is a hacker.