The US is working on a plan to categorise cyber-attacks as acts of war, says the New York Times newspaper. In future, a US president could consider economic sanctions, cyber-retaliation or a military strike if key US computer systems were attacked, officials have said recently. … “A response to a cyber-incident or attack on the US would not necessarily be a cyber-response. All appropriate options would be on the table,” Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan told reporters on Tuesday.
This is another front from which societal institutions are trying to ‘normalize’ the Internet and cyberspace. When the military is saying things like this it is threatening in many ways. Especially because the immaturity and understanding about the consequences of using the new digital communication tools is so low and the old organizations are so clueless to the emerging new use, cultures and signals.
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