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Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes
reply to post by The_Zomar
It's called fascism, and it's nothing new. They want control, and they don't care whose freedoms are tromped for them to get it.
The internet is a clear target, because it's worldwide, and they can't regulate it well (yet). Free information goes against massive mind control (which is practiced).edit on 28-1-2011 by LadyGreenEyes because: more commentary
More likely, a separate event such as a natural disaster would be made worse by a collapse in electronic infrastructure on which a country had come to depend. As to the threat of a cyberwar, this was more likely to reflect a conflict that was also taking place using conventional military means than one happening purely using electronic weapons.
There was also a tendency for governments to conceive of cybersecurity using conventional military assessments of importance.
“We think that a largely military approach to cybersecurity is a mistake...Most targets in the critical national infrastructure of communications, energy, finance, food, government, health, transport, and water are in the private sector.”
None of this was being made easier by confused terminology which rolls any cyber-security event - whether a criminal Trojan attack, a ‘hacktivist’ DDoS or a malware event such as the possibly targeted Stuxnet attack on Iran - into a single set of statistics.