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July 19, 2011 / David Bleeker

Did WWIII Already Start?

Last week the Pentagon detailed the most serious cyber-attack on U.S. national security to date. Was WWIII just declared?

Intruders crossed the line in March by stealing over 24,000 classified design documents from a government contractor, according to Pentagon disclosures last week. This promoted the U.S. Cyber Command to go on the offensive.

Cyber-space began as a way for citizens to “connect, socialize and organize themselves,” according to the “Department of Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace.” Now, however, over 2 billion global users share cyber-space with over 15,000 U.S. Department of Defense networks and 7 million computing devices at hundreds of installations in dozens of countries worldwide, resulting in millions of daily probes and the theft of thousands of classified documents yearly. [read more]

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