Hacker warfare varies considerably -- the kid on his/her home computer
hacking for fun (to see if he or she can actually do it) to the extreme
end -- the intent to attack and paralyze a system or shut it down. Hacker
warfare is the attack of a computer system.
Is hacking an act of war? Think about this for just a moment. If I
were to hack a computer and manipulate the system to decrease the amount
of money I owe on my phone bill -- is this considered an act of war?
How about..... I were to hack a military computer, obtain information
on military operations, use this information to delay, alter, or stop
the operation --- is this considered an act of war?
Hacking can bring this country to its knees. Libicki provides examples
such as, shutting down the phone system, or credit card services. Now
this could cause major disruptions in our every day life but it is not
something the U.S would likely drop everything they are doing to defend
-- or would we? Again, something to think about.....
These sites will give you a broader look at hacker warfare .....some
of which may be eye openers, some were for me.
CNN Story. Hackers
attack U.S. government Web sites in protest of Chinese embassy bombing
could face terrorism charges. Very interesting article. Something
to thing about...should a teen receive the same punishment for hacking
as a terrorist?
ZDNet News. Hackers:
Uncle Sam wants you! A hacker conference becomes a recruiting drive
- a must read!
Are you interested in learning what a script-kiddie, cracker or blowfish
are...if so, lurk about the hackers
lexicon. Have fun!