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The Pentagon's first formal cyber strategy, unclassified portions of which are expected to become public next month, represents an early attempt to grapple with a changing world in which a hacker could pose as significant a threat to U.S. nuclear reactors, subways or pipelines as a hostile country's military.
In part, the Pentagon intends its plan as a warning to potential adversaries of the consequences of attacking the U.S. in this way. "If you shut down our power grid, maybe we will put a missile down one of your smokestacks," said a military official.
A major online attack was launched earlier this month against the networks of Lockheed Martin, the country's largest defense contractor.
On Saturday, Lockheed Martin released a statement confirming the attack, which it described as "significant and tenacious." But it said its information security team "detected the attack almost immediately and took aggressive actions to protect all systems and data."
As a result, the company said, "our systems remain secure; no customer, program, or employee personal data has been compromised."
Originally posted by Seiko
reply to post by spoonbender
The only way to win is not to play,
This does reek of a false flag event. It's too easy to set up a scapegoat.
Originally posted by alphabetaone
It's an extremely interesting read, I S&F'ed it for that.
However, this will amount to nothing until conspiring governments can agree upon what it is that substantiates where the attack came from.
Even the most rudimentary neophyte understands that they can launch an attack through multiple proxies if they desired. As well as so many unaudited ways to launch attacks that it would come into question. Think arrays of cell phones (prepaid) with web capability....tether with them, and you've got a recipe for international incident unnecessarily.
Ultimately though, if the population (at least here in the US specifically) keeps themselves uninformed of exactly how ethernet operates and thinks the "web" is some magical communication that is just too "beyond them", if they support by and large such an irresponsible use of force through such indeterminate dynamics it WILL happen, whether we (us here on ATS) the informed want it or not.
Originally posted by John_Rodger_Cornman
Who need to know "how" a fake attack is done if a convenient patsy will take the blame anyway? The public will do no research and they will lock down the internet and restrict it to the point of being damn near useless(for personal use outside of business).
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
How can you beat e-false flags?
Too many questioning the Fort Hood Shootings
too many questioning 911
Who would question cyber attacks? There's no physical video to watch, no witenesses nothing
This is for Iran, they are itching to attack and destroy Iran
"If you shut down our power grid, maybe we will put a missile down one of your smokestacks," said a military official.