World War III could be fought on Internet, says ITU head

[IDG] Threats of cyberwar and a story of real violence rubbed shoulders at a news conference to mark the opening of the ITU Telecom World exhibition and forum in Geneva on Monday.”The next world war could begin in cyberspace,” warned Hamadoun Touré, secretary general of the International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations agency that organized the event.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/320993/
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/100509-world-war-iii-could-be.html
http://www.pcworld.com/article/173115/
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/320993/Also see:Next world war in cyberspace: UN [AFP]
The next world war could take place in cyberspace, the UN telecommunications agency chief warned on Tuesday as experts called for action to stamp out cyber attacks.”The next world war could happen in cyberspace and that would be a catastrophe. We have to make sure that all countries understand that in that war, there is no such thing as a superpower,” Hamadoun Toure said.
www.theage.com.au/technology/security/next-world-war-in-cyberspace-un-20091007-gll2.html
news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/threat-of-next-world-war-may-be-in-cyberspace-un-20091007-glk8.html

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