Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Computer Malware the New 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

Kim Zetter writes on Threat Level:

Forget nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, the new weapon of mass destruction is computer malware and botnets, according to authors of a new report from the conservative Hoover Institution, who claim credit for coining the term "electronic Weapons of Mass Destruction" or eWMD.

Since, as the New York Times told us last week, malware is seriously on the rise and "spreading faster than ever," this would make the proliferation of eWMD more horrific than any other WMD to date.

More here.


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