America uses stealthy submarines to hack other countries’ systems
“The U.S. approach to this digital battleground is pretty advanced. For example: Did you know that the military uses its submarines as underwater hacking platforms?
In fact, subs represent an important component of America’s cyber strategy. They act defensively to protect themselves and the country from digital attack, but — more interestingly — they also have a role to play in carrying out cyberattacks, according to two U.S. Navy officials at a recent Washington conference.
‘There is a — an offensive capability that we are, that we prize very highly,’ said Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley, the U.S. Navy’s program executive officer for submarines. ‘And this is where I really can’t talk about much, but suffice to say we have submarines out there on the front lines that are very involved, at the highest technical level, doing exactly the kind of things that you would want them to do.'”