…and often plant evidence, malicious computer code, and other mal-bots, but it is remarkably hard to prove.
Even harder to prove once they manipulate, destroy, or outsource the evidence.
Despite years of the FBI claiming noble moral high ground
”]its secret programs of hacking, placing back doors in victim computers, and planting viruses on cell phones, America now claims the right to call other countries hacking an “act of war?”
“WASHINGTON — In its first formal cyber strategy, the Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage by another country could constitute an act of war, administration and military sources told NBC News on Tuesday, confirming a report in the Wall Street Journal.”
Most hacking done by the United States government is intent on breaking in to computers of foreign nations and dignitaries. Using CIA complexes in Langley Virginia and its surrounding regions and in sync with the NSA in Fort Meade MD, they do the majority of their cyber-crime. American spy networks also use libraries and college data bases that are often unwitting hosts of hidden CIA , and NSA use or infiltration.
But the real dirty work is often outsourced to private companies, or done by the U.S. military from offshore locations in the Eastern Bloc countries, the Philippines, or by using front companies that provide server space in other host nations.
‘How the world works’
Rich Mogull, analyst and CEO of Phoenix-based security research firm Securosis, noted that governments and defense agencies have been spying on each other throughout history. Computers have just made it easier to do so electronically.
Our government hides its tracks fairly well, using massive networks of phony and anonymous IP addresses, and malware that writes code onto hacked hard drives, and then erases itself after their dirty work is done.
But who can stand against the overly- burdensome rights of corporations who are known to flout policy and law? American corporations have formed unholy alliances and smashed the rights of other nations for years, most recently in Colombia, where America has for years been the primary distributor of cocaine, murderer of workers, and suppressor of the truth until it became a politically untenable position. (abused people and relatives of murdered victims sue Chiquita for 1 billion)
Perhaps the biggest threat to the rights of human beings, and individuals, who uphold individual rights for human beings, is the privatization of spying. Given what corporations have shown us in the past, the future of actual cyber-security looks glum, negotiable, and unaccountable.
- Police Tamper with the American Internet (fightthepolice.wordpress.com)
- NSA to Investigate Nasdaq Hack (wired.com)
- DOD Says Cyber Attacks May Mean War (informationweek.com)
- Sources: US decides hacking can be ‘act of war’ (msnbc.msn.com)
- Pentagon: Hack attacks can be act of war (go.theregister.com)
- American police censor the American internet (draft) (fightthepolice.wordpress.com)