via the Camp Lejuene Globe
War has been waged throughout history, and new tactics and technology emerge to provide an upper hand against one’s opposition. Unremitting innovations of one’s combative tools and elements are reactive and proactive measures that address the evolving wares and strategies of the adversary in order to maintain dominance and win the battle.
In this day and age, the Internet has become the battlefield in a cyber war, and hackers, armed with computer viruses, prove to be an asymmetric threat difficult to defend against.
On May 8, 2000, the Department of Defense reported that four of their classified networks were infected with the “love bug” virus. It is estimated that the email virus caused some $10 billion in losses in as many as 20 countries.