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Do It With Spanners – How The Iraq Cyber Attack Will Work

It was recently revealed that last July President Bush had signed a secret directive covering the development of cyber warfare systems, and providing guidance on their use. We have no idea why, given that it’s secret, we’ve heard of it, but we’ll let that pass – clearly, if we’re getting the components of cyber warfare in place at this juncture, then we’re probably thinking about Iraq. You can find the Washington Post’s take on the directive here,, and last Friday BBC news joined in with some useful ‘how it would work’ input from DK Matai, chief exec of famous security outfit mi2g. “Iraq has a relatively advanced telecommunications infrastructure,” DK told the Beeb, “and any cyber attack could cripple emergency services and prevent both the military and civilians from talking to each other. It would play an important part in shaking citizens’ confidence in the government.” Full Story

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