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By Richard A. Clarke, Robert Knake

Richard A. Clarke warned the US as soon as prior to concerning the havoc terrorism may wreak on our nationwide safeguard -- and he used to be correct. Now he warns us of one other hazard, silent yet both risky. Cyber War is a robust booklet approximately know-how, executive, and armed forces procedure; approximately criminals, spies, infantrymen, and hackers. this can be the 1st ebook in regards to the warfare of the longer term -- cyber struggle -- and a resounding argument that we may well already be at risk of wasting it.

Cyber War is going in the back of the "geek talk" of hackers and machine scientists to give an explanation for truly and convincingly what cyber warfare is, how cyber guns paintings, and the way weak we're as a state and as participants to the titanic and looming net of cyber criminals. From the 1st cyber trouble assembly within the White condo a decade in the past to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley and tunnels below big apple, Clarke and coauthor Robert okay. Knake hint the increase of the cyber age and profile the not likely characters and locations on the epicenter of the battlefield. They recount the international cyber spies who hacked into the workplace of the Secretary of protection, the keep an eye on platforms for U.S. electrical energy grids, and the plans to guard America's most modern fighter airplane.

Economically and militarily, Clarke and Knake argue, what we've already misplaced within the new millennium's cyber battles is tantamount to the Soviet and chinese language robbery of our nuclear bomb secrets and techniques within the Forties and Fifties. the chances of what we stand to lose in an all-out cyber battle -- our person and nationwide safety between them -- are only as chilling. robust and convincing, Cyber War starts the severe debate concerning the subsequent nice possibility to nationwide protection.

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The infected computers attempted to contact one of eight “command and control servers” every three minutes. These servers sent instructions back to the infected zombie computers, telling them which websites to attack. The eight masters were in South Korea, the United States, Germany, Austria, and, interestingly, Georgia (the country). The Korea Communications Commission has endorsed the judgment of a Vietnamese firm, Bach Khoa Internetwork Security (BKIS), that these eight servers were controlled from a server in Brighton, England.

S. developed and systematically deployed a new type of weapon, based on our new technologies, and we did so without a thoughtful strategy. We created a new military command to conduct a new kind of high-tech war, without public debate, media discussion, serious congressional oversight, academic analysis, or international dialogue. Perhaps, then, we are at a time with some striking similarities to the 1950s. Perhaps, then, we need to stimulate learned discussion and rigorous analysis about that new kind of weapon, that new kind of war.

The Georgians tried to defend their cyberspace and engage in “work-arounds” to foil the DDOS attack. The Russians countered every move. Georgia tried to block all traffic coming from Russia. The Russians rerouted their attacks, appearing as packets from China. In addition to a Moscow-based master controller for all the botnets being used in the attacks, servers in Canada, Turkey, and, ironically, Estonia were also used to run botnets. Georgia transfered the President’s webpage to a server on Google’s blogspot in California.

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