Book Review: @War: The Rise of Cyber Warfare – Shane Harris

By Jade Fell “The separation between the cyber and the physical worlds was disappearing. Cyberbullying was just bullying, and cyberwar was just war – the true age of cyber began when we started removing it as a descriptor.” ― Matthew Mather In April 2009 Chinese military hackers intercepted the Pentagon’s cyber security systems and gained access to huge amounts of information on the US Defense Department’s costliest weapons programme ever, plans for the United States military’s most sophisticated fighter jet yet – the $327 billion Joint Strike Fighter Project. Known as the F-35, the jet was the most complex military … Continue reading Book Review: @War: The Rise of Cyber Warfare – Shane Harris

Israel and Hamas ceasefire ends cyber warfare – an annotated graphic

With last night’s welcome announcement that Israel and Hamas have declared a ceasefire, today’s infographic has been rendered mercifully redundant. It now stands merely as a record of the level of cyber warfare that took place between the two warring factions and also serves as an instructive portrayal of the kind of virtual mayhem that it is now perfectly possible to wage online. When Q says to Bond in Skyfall that he can wreak more havoc sitting in his pyjamas before breakfast than Bond can in a month, he’s not joking. Brave new world, indeed, as Bond replies. Click on … Continue reading Israel and Hamas ceasefire ends cyber warfare – an annotated graphic