Richard A. Clarke on cyber attacks

Cyber Attacks Can Spark Real Wars
Wall Street Journal
February 16, 2012
Op-ed by: Richard A. Clarke, Belfer Center faculty affiliate
Topic: Cyber attacks

“For most of this year, Arab-Israeli tensions have been spilling off the streets and airwaves and onto the region’s fiber optic cables. Citizen hackers on both sides have engaged in tit-for-tat raids on Israeli, Saudi and other regional computer networks. Stock exchanges, airlines, government offices and even hospitals have had their websites defaced or shut down. Credit-card numbers and personal emails have been stolen and posted on the Internet. One Israeli official has labeled the escalating cyber hostility ‘terrorism’ and called for it to be dealt with as such.”

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