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Pentagon 'Prepared To Take Military Action' Against Cyber Attacks
2011-11-17 12:12:15

Pentagon officials have warned that the U.S. is prepared to retaliate with military force if it came under cyber attack. The officials said that they reserved the right to use "all necessary means to defend our allies, our partners and our interest." "When warranted, we will respond to hostile attacks in cyberspace as we would to any other threat to our country," the 12-page report to Congress said. The report said that hostile acts could include "significant cyber attacks directed...

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2010-09-16 06:28:54

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) must construct a "cyber shield" to protect the alliance from Internet threats to its military and economic infrastructures, a US defense official told the AFP news agency on Wednesday. Cyber security is a crucial element for the 28-nation alliance to adopt at its summit of leaders in Lisbon November 19 and 20, US Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said in Brussels. Lynn said the alliance needs to play a significant role in...

2008-08-13 18:00:20

By John Markoff Besides the bloody shooting war going on between Georgia and Russia, there is another, quieter battle going on in cyberspace. The Georgian government has accused Russia of disabling Georgian Web sites, including the site for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Because of the disruption, the Georgian government began posting the press dispatches of its Foreign Ministry on a public blog- hosting site owned by Google, georgiamfa.blogspot.com, and on the Web site of the...

2008-08-13 15:00:24

Georgia's Internet servers came under attack long before Russia dropped any actual bombs, the first instance of what experts say will become a warfare staple. Computer security experts say Georgia came under cyberattack several weeks before its actual conflict with Russia, with a barrage of "distributed denial of service" attacks aimed at government Internet servers, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Internet watchers say they detected the attacks as early as July 20. Georgia blames...

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2008-04-07 00:00:00

In the somewhat near future, the need for bombs in warfare may be replaced with a more modern weapon: the internet. Not only are U.S. military officials prepared defensively for technological attacks, but they are developing ways to go on the offensive. Day by day, the nation's capabilities for cyberwarfare are escalating. In New York on Friday, the local Association for Intelligence Officers, a nonprofit group for intelligence agents and their supporters met and discussed the possibilities....


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