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Did the Bounds of Cyber War Just Expand to Banks and Neutral States?

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August 17, 2012
Cyber Security
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“Last week the Russian security research group Kaspersky Labs announced they had found a new computer virus infecting thousands of computers in the Middle East. Called ‘Gauss,’ after a filename found in its codebase, the malware can capture information about the infected computer, including Internet browsing histories, user login details, and system configuration details. The existence of Gauss suggests that countries may be using cyber warfare for more than just countering imminent threats, and that, with the rules of digital engagement so ambiguous, there’s little to restrain or guide cyberwar’s development.”

Source: Did the Bounds of Cyber War Just Expand to Banks and Neutral States? – Katherine Maher – The Atlantic


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