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Iraq's Crash Course in Cyberwar

While the United States deployed its troops to the Persian Gulf in March, some Iraqis prepared for war by surfing the Web. Internet traffic records kept by the operator of C4I.org reveal that Iraqis developed an avid interest in psychological tactics and military links just prior to the combat action against them. The private Web portal provides links to sites that detail how information is used in warfare. C4I.org logged hundreds of visits from Internet addresses assigned to Iraq’s government-controlled Warkaa and Uruklink Internet services between November 2002 and March 2003. Experts said the site data confirms their belief that, despite technological obstacles, Iraq’s government relied on the Internet for its intelligence operations. “Iraq is one of the least-wired countries, but all this is expected,” said Dorothy Denning, a professor in the defense analysis department at the Naval Postgraduate School. “It’s not surprising that they would be using it for intelligence gathering. Everyone else is doing it.” Full Story

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