Black Hats and Cold War
Kelly Jackson Higgins writes on Dark Reading:
What you can’t see can hurt you -- and most likely, it already has. By now, your credit card number is probably sitting somewhere on a crime server, either already compromised or ripe for the picking. But since we don’t actually see this happen nor can we put a face to the perpetrators, it’s easy to dismiss the threat or ignore it altogether -- until we feel it in our wallets.More here.
The stakes are higher than a compromised credit card account, however. There’s a cyberspace Cold War going on right now between the U.S. and two countries-who-must-not-be-named (two guesses), according to a commissioner on the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency, which is working on policy, research, and technology recommendations for the next administration to combat cybercrime and cyber warfare.