Saturday, February 25, 2012

Government Ready to Use Physical Force During Cyberattack?

Here's a quote I came upon after researching DDoS attacks against root name servers.
 
"If the United States found itself under a major cyberattack aimed at undermining the nation’s critical information infrastructure, the Department of Defense is prepared, based on the authority of the president, to launch a cyber counterattack or an actual bombing of an attack source."

Just reading this quote scares me!! How much do we need to evolve in order to understand that not every attack can be fixed with bombs? Our governments infrastructure is hit by DDoS attacks all the time and the attackers are almost always using botnets to do it.

Good luck bombing all those civilian attack sources. Fail.

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