Is the U.S. Waging a Virtual War?
Computer viruses, worms, and electronic “pulses” could be doing substantial damage in Iraq, according to some cybersecurity experts. As U.S. military forces move through sandstorms to Baghdad, battling Iraqi resistance and worrying about biological and chemical attacks, soldiers sitting in tents in Kuwait–or in offices in Washington–could be making equally critical moves on keyboards. Cyberwarriors may be invading Iraqi computer networks, shutting down utility grids, stopping or intercepting communications, and jamming radar. Other weapons including e-pulse bombs and microwave lasers may be silently and bloodlessly knocking out computers all over the country. Full Story