Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A cyber-chopper filled with cyber-SEALs

It's a brave, new world, folks. The U.S. government, according to a New York Times article, is working to classify "cyber attacks" – online assaults on American assets – acts of war.

"A response to a cyber-incident or attack on the US would not necessarily be a cyber-response. All appropriate options would be on the table," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan told reporters on Tuesday.

All responses are "on the table." So what does that mean? You nuke our server, we'll nuke yours? Specialized teams of Web commandos waiting to deploy against dictators' databases? Bullets and bombs?

Perhaps the next time a despotic country's nuclear program suddenly goes haywire it will be a little more obvious who pulled the e-trigger....

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