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post #21 of 30
Motive aside. Just about any developed country has the means to pull this off. Britain, France, even some others like India, Iran and North Korea. My theory is that if they have enough government sponsorship to make their own nukes. Then they also have enough to find/make their own world class hackers.
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post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by doomlord52 View Post

None of those really make sense, imo. Why would they hit themselves. It would make much more sense if it was from one of the non-affected countries.

Tons of reasons why they would hit themselves. Politics is a crazy thing. Never underestimate that.
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Pretty much only the US or China have the resources to pull this off. Well, there are 3 more countries who also could, but i can't see them doing it for some reason. Thèse countries being France, Russia and Japan. Then again it could just be the mafia or the triads...
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As has been said many countries have the resources and the knowledge to create such networks. Usually Eastern Europe and the traditional dictatorships are blamed but everyone conveniently ignores that it's Europe and North America that have the largest hacker armies, working for their respective Department of Offense and Annihilation (old and traditional colonial powers). This has been proven countless times by attacks on Iran's internet infrastructure by these very same colonial nations.
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post #25 of 30
Everyone seems to believe this is state sponsored. If this is an international organization that is not souly state sponsored it could be from anywhere/everywhere. I find it interesting that the international community of OCN wouldn't think of that sooner. Countries are just geopolitical subnets in the cyberworld.
post #26 of 30
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Everyone seems to believe this is state sponsored. If this is an international organization that is not souly state sponsored it could be from anywhere/everywhere. I find it interesting that the international community of OCN wouldn't think of that sooner. Countries are just geopolitical subnets in the cyberworld.

The question of what country could do this, does not necessarily imply that it is state sponsored. I don't think anyone here ever said that.
Hypothetically though, if it is corporate sponsored, wouldn't they be more likely to spy on other corporations, rather than governments?
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post #27 of 30
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It's probably China or the U.S. .. Those are the only two countries with all of the requirements needed to pull off this kind of operation.

Nope, was me, soz.


I just wanted to know how many bronies were government workers. Turns out none of them; they're all too cold hearted to find animated ponies cute.
post #28 of 30
I love how almost everyone here seems to be an expert on hacking, national security and political agendas.
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LOL @ nobody ever attacks Canada.... tongue.gif

Oh, they tried to learn the secrets of the Timbits, but we put an end to that.
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post #29 of 30
wait wait wait you guys are looking at the map in the wrong way. look at everyone who is red. they are being targeted. but look at the grey. they are not. ahha it one of the grey countries putting it out. (canada you sneaky devils)
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*sean connery accent*

we shall make them begin the hunt. for red october.
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