Cyber espionage

The hacking of global information systems by major powers and institutions is a matter of grave concern.

By Farouk Araie, By Email

Published: Mon 18 Feb 2013, 8:03 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:47 AM

If cyberspace itself is now a weapon of mass destruction, how can we protect ourselves from an electronic Armageddon?

Cyber attacks against global corporations have been widely reported. In July 2012, 450,000 user names and passwords were compromised. There are one million new viruses every year. Some advanced nations report 1,000 attacks a minute.

If you want to devastate a country’s industrial infrastructure, cyber technology can do this without firing a single missile. A full-scale global cyber war is now in progress.

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