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[aljazeera]Lessons from Anonymous on cyberwar

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Found this to be an interesting article that someone might like to read as well. I did a search, but didn't see anything posted.

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"Cyberwar" is a heavily loaded term, which conjures up Hollywood inspired images of hackers causing oil refineries to explode.

Some security celebrities came out very strongly against the thought of it, claiming that cyberwar was less science, and more science fiction.

Last year on May 21, the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) reported reaching initial operational capability, and news stories abound of US soldiers undergoing basic cyber training, which all point to the idea that traditional super powers are starting to explore this arena.

Recent activities with one government contractor and Anonymous, however, show clearly that cyber operations have been going on for a long while, and that the private sector has been only too ready to fill the cyber mercenary role for piles of cash.

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I'm not really sure how this is news. I understand that this was posted as news by the source, but cyberwarfare has been ongoing ever since there WAS an internet. No, it's not glamorous or as pretty as Hollywood makes it seem, but we've seen this hundreds of times across the world.

Look at the Russia/Georgia conflict. It was used there. Breakins of US government sites originating in China and N. Korea. Hell, even Iran starts cyberwarfare with its' citizens, cutting off communications to the outside.
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Anonymous is believed to be linked to Wikileaks..
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"World Ends Tomorrow"

"Well, this wasn't really news. We all knew the world would end eventually."
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I'm not really sure how this is news. I understand that this was posted as news by the source, but cyberwarfare has been ongoing ever since there WAS an internet. No, it's not glamorous or as pretty as Hollywood makes it seem, but we've seen this hundreds of times across the world.

Look at the Russia/Georgia conflict. It was used there. Breakins of US government sites originating in China and N. Korea. Hell, even Iran starts cyberwarfare with its' citizens, cutting off communications to the outside.
Yes, but a lot of people don't know that these types of things go on.
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