Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Lease our stuff, people and advice or Chinese/Russian/North Korean cyberwarriors will collapse the economy, making you poor and out of work. They'll electronically change your medical records, too.

What? You're already poor and unemployed? And you don't have medical records because you haven't had health insurance and gone to the doctor in years? Well, those of you who aren't there yet, then.

Press release from giant defense contractor/arms manufacturer:

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Edward Swallow, vice president of business development and civil cyber lead for the Information Systems sector's Civil Systems division, will make a presentation on cyber trends and technology advancements

In his presentation, Swallow will describe the crippling effects of a coordinated physical and cyber attack on critical infrastructure, and point out that the 'United States remains the prime target' for foreign economic collection and industrial espionage by virtue of its global technological leadership and innovation.

"Advanced tools that are harder to detect and counter are spreading rapidly and being used by less skilled attackers and criminals against private-sector targets," said Swallow. "Cyber attack transcends borders, legal jurisdictions and industrial sectors - the 'front' is everywhere."

Swallow will cite examples that illustrate an increase in political and military conflicts that are taking place on the Internet, whose ubiquitous and unpredictable characteristics mean that the battles fought there can be just as important, if not more so, than events taking place on the ground

Sweet F.A.! And you thought Afghanistan is where we're in endless war.

"Major countries and nation-states are engaged in a 'Cyber Cold War,' amassing cyberweapons, conducting espionage, and testing networks in preparation for using the Internet to conduct war, according to a new report to be released on Tuesday by McAfee," reported CNNTech.

"In particular, countries gearing up for cyberoffensives are the U.S., Israel, Russia, China, and France ... [everyone] says the report, compiled by former White House Homeland Security adviser Paul Kurtz and based on interviews with more than 20 experts in international relations, national security and Internet security."

"Threats of cyberwarfare have been hyped for decades ... " reported CNN. Deciding perhaps that this was not enough, they added to the pile.


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