January 29, 2010
World Locked in Cyber War
Deibert & Rohozinski, Christian Science Monitor
The recent cyberespionage attacks on Google and that company's subsequent announcement that it would reconsider its search engine services in China gripped the world's focus and set off a debate about China's aggressive cybersecurity strategy.
The apparent scope of the attacks "“ more than 30 companies affected, Gmail accounts compromised, human rights groups targeted "“ took many by surprise. Some observers believe the attacks were highly sophisticated in nature, employing never-before-seen techniques. Many reports concluded that the Chinese government undertook the attacks.
As principal investigators in the Information Warfare Monitor, a project formed in 2002 to investigate and analyze the exercise of power in cyberspace, we have seen many of these types of...
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