the Iranian Cyber Army The latest globalization trend : Cyber armies

One of Albert Einstein's most memorable quotes was "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones". It is year 2011 and we are already receiving hints about what the next war will most likely include, with several nations officially deploying "Cyber Armies". Back in January…

One of Albert Einstein's most memorable quotes was "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones". It is year 2011 and we are already receiving hints about what the next war will most likely include, with several nations officially deploying "Cyber Armies". Back in January 2011 and after a nationwide attack in 2007 from foreign hackers, Estonia announced the "Cyber Defence League", an online army consisting mainly of volunteers. Several other "unofficial" cyber armies emerged in multiple other nations, such as North Korea and Iran, with several other nations admitting that they are considering recruiting capable programmers, software engineers, computer scientists and hackers to assist with the nation's online security in case of cyber warfare.

0013729e4abe0f4802b009 The latest globalization trend : Cyber armies

Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng

Two days ago China officially confirmed the deployment of the "Online Blue Army", a unit for improving the defensive capabilities of the People's Liberation Army and enforcing the ability of Internet security protection. Geng said that "Internet security has become an nternational concern which affects not only the society but the military sector and China, armed with comparatively lax online security protection, is among the victims of Internet attacks."

And as we all know any defensive armies can also be used on the offense, in this case attacking and disabling other countries' Internet systems. It does look like World War III will be fought through keyboards after all… 

Source : China Daily