The United States will respond to a hacker attack from other countries with air strikes on them.




The new strategy of the Pentagon allows to qualify attacks in cyberspace as military operations.

The US Department of Defense is preparing the first formalized cyber strategy, the non-classified part of which (12 pages from 42) will be presented to the public next month. Fragments of the document fell into the hands of the Wall Street Journal journalists. In accordance with the plans of the American command, the army (for the first time in stories) will be authorized to respond with the use of military force to hacker attacks carried out from other countries and threatening the work of strategic facilities, such as nuclear reactors, subways and oil and gas pipelines.

The Pentagon began to engage in the formalization of the cyberwar strategy after successful attacks on its own servers. The digital component of the confrontation of America and its enemies had a famous example of implementation in Iran, when the Stuxnet virus blocked the nuclear program of this state.

Probably, after the strategy is publicized, the military will have to engage in debates on issues such as the reliability of determining the location of the hacker, and the criteria for the severity of the threat, which the decision is made to answer by the army. The next step of the Pentagon should be the coordination of actions in cyberspace with its allies, primarily with the NATO countries.
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  1. Vladimir
    Vladimir 2 June 2011 09: 00 New
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    Here are one more reason that would “punish” naughty and intractable countries. It seems that the Pindos simply do not know what other ways they can capture the rest of the world. I won’t be surprised if the targeted bombing of Russia and Belarus is soon to be carried out with the reference that these smart young Slavic hackers have again cracked them. And the corrupt elite of our homeland of Russia will approve such an act with words of gratitude and help in order to combat the hacker evil within the country. Already you can not even be surprised !!!
  2. Escander
    Escander 2 June 2011 10: 23 New
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    Bomb hackers, arrest users, seize computers. Long live the victory of democracy!
  3. Max79 2 June 2011 11: 01 New
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    Vladimir
    I completely agree with you. The USA is looking for any reason to “kindle a fire." China is the first in the United States. But the Pindos are not stupid and vryatly will carry out aggression towards China. In China, a whole hacker center works there. I actually don’t understand how all this will happen from their words?
    1. Escander
      Escander 2 June 2011 19: 16 New
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      Do you think they understand?
      We must jump, not think!
      And therefore - to bomb Hackers, to arrest users, to seize computers. Long live the victory of democracy!
      They will look further.
      Clear?
  4. Oleg
    Oleg 2 June 2011 19: 53 New
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    And if the attack is from the airfare, then they will be pulled off by Steve Jobs .... Yes .... The show is just beginning!
  5. figwam 2 June 2011 20: 25 New
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    A good reason to start a world war, and most importantly, how will they prove that the attack really was? They will probably tear again something at home and come up with who did it.