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Submission + - Iran v USA - the world's first cyber-war has started (techworld.com)

Qedward writes: Techworld security editor and blogger John Dunn on the world's first cyberwar, looking through Stuxnet, Duqu, Gauss and Flame malware through to the current situation. He begins:

"It sometimes hides behind hacktivism. But 75Gbps peak DDoS on US banks is no amateur protest...

We can say with a growing sense of certainty that the world’s first cyberwar is upon us, unfolding behind the scenes with a rising level of intensity, so far pretty much ignored by all but the need-to-knows.

On one side are the US and its European and Middle-Eastern allies, on the other Iran and perhaps its proxies in Syria, Lebanon and a handful of more isolated groups across the non-aligned Islamic world.

Is this really a cyberwar? Certainly, although it is not official and likely never will be. If you rank sustained state-to-state exchanges across the Internet as defining a digital campaign then this is surely the real McCoy even if everything looks normal from the outside.

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