I bet an imaginary nickle that the US does just as much, if not many times more, cyber attacks as any other nation.
Washington hypocrisy at its finest, most likely.
Originally posted by roadgravel
I am proposing the big company hacks are not that new. Of course, they escalate if results are had and nothing is done to reduce them. Very few people were aware of this years back. It was not the average news item.
But along your lines, China will go with more and more if they can.
Originally posted by zeeon
Right now - at least the defense sector - is still just trying to play catch up to secure our systems. We are not in attack mode. This is what makes this report so crucial. The United States is scrambling to defend itself from the onslaught of Government sponsored hackers (like Unit 61398), hacktivists (like Anonymous), and other script kiddies who want to make a name at the Governments expense.
It's scary stuff guys, and it's hurting our economy and our way of life more than you realize.
What worries Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of the computer security company CrowdStrike, is a coordinated attack against banks that modifies, rather than destroys, financial data, making it impossible to reconcile transactions. “You could wreak absolute havoc on the world’s financial system for years,” he said. “It would be impossible to roll that back.”A coordinated attack against banks?? The damage he describes has already been done....by the FED, World Banks and other large banks. Anything that a coordinated attack against banks could do would pale by far in comparison to what the Corrupt Banking systems have done, and cost us
Quoting so the rest will fit : On the other side of the coin, some of the issues Anonymous acts upon, such as the asteroids issue, relate to serious issues that could effect us "little people aka US Citizens" Unlike Corporations and Large Banking groups who pass millions through their lobbyists to get what they want They like many of us don't have that kind of cash rolling around doing nothing, they instead used the skills and tools at their disposal.and I for one have to admit that what I have seen over the past couple of years is more than astonishing it's simply outrageously unacceptable. If caught and prosecuted these people will face hefty prison terms and very serious fines, and before you allow yourself to hit that knee-jerk reaction that they are criminals or whatever and deserve what they get, Why are they subject to harsh sentencing, when our major banking outlets stripped the entire world of trillions of dollars or more, demolished the global economy, while stuffing their pockets with what they took from us, yet we our taxpayers, the people who work hard to hold on to what they have and take care of their families took the hit as our government bailed these banks and corporations out. Where are the charges of fraud, the charges against them for stealing such incredible amounts of money from us, where are the prison terms.....that we the "little people" would face were we to do the same thing?