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

Military pondering rules for cyber warfare,2555043.story

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


China Crafts Cyberweapons

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| The Defense Department reports China is building cyberwarfare
| units and developing viruses.

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.

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.

US plans for cyber attack revealed

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.

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.

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

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| CNET's Charles Cooper says the software maker is running out
| of excuses for a history of poor security.

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. *