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Pentagon Considers Cyber Attacks To Be Acts Of War


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#1 Alanwh

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:49 AM

Pentagon Considers Cyber Attacks To Be Acts Of War

Cyber attacks that originate abroad can qualify as acts of war that could merit a military response by the U.S.



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#2 strolln

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:55 AM

It makes sense but I would be concerned that a knee jerk reaction might go way overboard.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:14 AM

I'm not sure what a country should do when a cyber attack happens to them but surly their has to be a very big price to pay for the attacker who ever they are. A cleaner team might be the answer.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:33 PM

It makes sense but I would be concerned that a knee jerk reaction might go way overboard.


I totally agree. There should be punishment, but it's the knee jerk reactions that really worry me.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 02:15 PM

I say they need to start hiring more of our own hackers an start cyber bullying anyone that cyber attacks/hacks us.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 03:54 PM

I wouldn't say a proactive attack is a passive defense however. If we were to start poking around at them that may cause the same knee jerk reaction. However, we definitely need to get our own hackers on the job for our nations cyber defense. As we have seen on numerous occasions from LulzSec and Anonymous we have gaping holes in our cyber security. In some cases I think we should be hiring these hackers instead of prosecuting them.
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 05:18 PM

If we handle this like we handle all of our security issues... it will be screwed up.

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