Nato says cyber warfare poses as great a threat as a missile attack

  • Concern follows strikes by ‘Titan Rain’ hackers
  • State-sponsored online aggression said to be rising

Nato is treating the threat of cyber warfare as seriously as the risk of a missile strike, according to a senior official.A London conference was told that online espionage and internet-based terrorism now represent some of the gravest threats to global security.Suleyman Anil, who is in charge of protecting Nato against computer attacks, said: “Cyber defence is now mentioned at the highest level along with missile defence and energy security.”We have seen more of these attacks and we don’t think this problem will disappear soon. Unless globally supported measures are taken, it can become a global problem.”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/mar/06/hitechcrime.uksecurity

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