Government, Liberty, and Cyber Security

By: Wedge Greene

Recently it seemed likely that we were on the verge of the first, global cyber war. Large DDoS attacks that gradually escalated over the last 12 months gave rise, in mid-October, to a massive,
prolonged, sophisticated, multi-front attack on Internet infrastructure. Now it appears this was malicious and not a state-supported attack. But this should not make us more relaxed.

Before this fall, several years of successful and widespread state sponsored data hacking only resulted in squirreling away data for the attacker’s future advantage. Now, a foreign

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