Europe bangs on about cybercrime while US develops cyber warfare

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| Meanwhile, while Europe frets about cybercrime and how to get small and
| relatively harmless countries like Romania (1.5 per cent of online crime, as
| opposed to the USA’s 63.2 per cent) to ratify its little treaty, the U.S.
| military has hinted that it will expand its cyber crime to cyber warfare in
| the near future.
|
| Lt. Gen. Robert J. Elder Jr., who heads the Air Force's cyber operations
| command told the press that the military was currently developing ways to
| launch virtual attacks on enemies
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ercrime-whilst

Military pondering rules for cyber warfare

http://www.latimes.com/technology/la...,2555043.story

Nice. And with back doors, who on Earth would trust Windows now? Not even the
US Navy, which shuns proprietary software.


Related:

China Crafts Cyberweapons

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| The Defense Department reports China is building cyberwarfare
| units and developing viruses.
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,13...icle.html(News)


Estonia suspects Kremlin in Web attacks

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| He said more than 1 million computers worldwide have been used in
| recent weeks to attack Estonian government and business Web sites
| since a dispute arose with Moscow over Estonia's moving of a
| Soviet-era war memorial from downtown Tallinn.
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http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/interne...?eref=rss_tech


U.S. cyber counterattack: Bomb 'em one way or the other

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| If the United States found itself under a major cyberattack aimed
| at undermining the natio's critical information infrastructure,
| the Department of Defense is prepared, based on the authority of
| the president, to launch a cyber counterattack or an actual
| bombing of an attack source.
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http://www.networkworld.com/news/200...r-attacks.html


US plans for cyber attack revealed

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37563


Homeland Security sees cyberthreats on the rise

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| To test the nation's response to a cyberattack, the Department
| of Homeland Security plans to hold another major exercise,
| called Cyberstorm II, in March 2008, Garcia said. A first
| such exercise happened early last year.
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http://news.com.com/2100-7355_3-6157...0-20&subj=news
http://tinyurl.com/2dpbmv


Zombie botnets attack global DNS servers

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| Hackers launched a sustained attack last night against key root servers
| which form the backbone of the internet.
|
| Security firm Sophos said that botnets of zombie PCs bombarded the
| internet's domain name system (DNS) servers with traffic.
|
| "These zombie computers could have brought the web to its knees,"
| said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.
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http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-attack-global


Perspective: *Microsoft security--no more second chances?

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| CNET News.com's Charles Cooper says the software maker is running out
| of excuses for a history of poor security.
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http://news.com.com/2010-1002_3-6104...4512&subj=news


Bots rule in cyberspace

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| USA TODAY REPORTS that on an average day, 40 per cent of the 800 million
| computers connected to the Internet are bots used to send out spam, viruses
| and to mine for sensitive personal data. *
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ule-cyberspace
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/co...-botnets_N.htm