The United States has been watching Iran for cyber activity for some time now with a fear that cyber espionage and war tactics are getting even stronger. One Air Force commander is jumping on board with this concern, saying Iran in particular is a “force to be reckoned with.”
Military agencies worldwide are right in the middle of figuring out the tactics and capabilities that will be critical in any future cyber war. So far, any conflicts are playing out behind the scenes, with only the rare accusation or public request for technology giving a glimpse into what offensive attacks between countries might look like.
The Red October malware that infected hundreds of computer networks in diplomatic, governmental, and scientific research organizations around the world was one of the most advanced espionage platforms ever discovered, researchers with antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab have concluded.
The London parliament's defence watchdog warned that the Britains armed forces could be fatally compromised by a sustained cyber attack. The watchdog also warned that the government should do more to boost the security of their computer systems.
It seems that cyber warfare is getting a grip on the governments as more intelligences are warning their government that they should invest in cyber security and cyber warfare capabilities.