Skip to comments.Israel says it bombed Hamas compound that committed cyberattacks
Posted on 05/06/2019 6:50:58 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The incident is certain to spark further debate on how cyberattacks and live conflict should mix. Its an important distinction as countries including the United States grow increasingly concerned at the possibility a cyberattack on the electric grid, water supply or other infrastructure could lead to loss of human life, and create norms for how they will respond to those threats, either immediately or preemptively.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been the preeminent world group involved in creating rules and norms for how cyber conflict and kinetic, or live physical conflict, should intersect.
NATOs role at the forefront of this debate has roots in 2007, when a dispute between Russia and Estonia over military statues led to a cyberattack by Russia against the smaller country. The attack devastated communications infrastructure, knocked out access to banks and news broadcasts in Estonia, and was the first example of how a cyberattack could be use to hobble a countrys citizens.
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When it comes to the cyber-world, NEVER challenge the Israelis.
A cyber-attack is a live attack. One and the same.
Terrorists should die. Whether they use rockets, IEDs, knives, or cyber attack is irrelevant. Kill them all. No exceptions.
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