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USA Seeks Cyberwar Edge With Plan X

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#16 OP Hum

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 19:33

You could cripple an economy and potentially disrupt utility companies causing loss of power, water or internet. Or even bring down factories that the country is reliant on.


I thought of that too, but any half-way smart country will keep the Power plants on a isolated computer system -- not connected to the regular Internet.

Maybe you could lock up the banking systems.


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Posted 02 December 2012 - 19:49

I thought of that too, but any half-way smart country will keep the Power plants on a isolated computer system -- not connected to the regular Internet.

Maybe you could lock up the banking systems.


I think you would be surprised. They wouldn't really even need to be directly connected to the internet in order to be susceptible, remember stuxnet? Also, like you said the banking industry is sitting pretty open. State secrets could be hacked into, as well as trade secrets for any larger companies. Government officials could be brought down due to scandals due to leaked emails.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 23:32

If things like were easily done I figure the terrorists would have done it already.



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