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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 02:15 PM

US urged to recruit master hackers to wage cyber war on America's foes

Source: The Guardian

Instead of prosecuting elite computer hackers, the US government should recruit them to launch cyber-attacks against Islamist terrorists and other foes, according to a leading military thinker and government adviser.

The brilliance of hacking experts could be put to use on behalf of the US in the same way as German rocket scientists were enlisted after the second world war, said John Arquilla, a professor of defence analysis at the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, in an interview with the Guardian.

He said that the US had fallen behind in the cyber race and needed to set up a "new Bletchley Park" of computer whizzes and codecrackers to detect, track and disrupt enemy networks. "If this was being done, the war on terror would be over," he said.

Arquilla, who invented the term cyberwarfare two decades ago, said a few master hackers had already been recruited but more were needed.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jul/10/us-master-hackers-al-qaida

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 02:26 PM

1. Cyber war is still war...don't be surprised if our targets find other ways to fight back

And some people still wonder why there is so much resentment towards America around the world

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:04 PM

2. Good article

We have to think in terms of not just offense, but defense as well.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:23 PM

3. This is not a new idea

They have been doing this.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:34 PM

4. Anyone think they're not already doing this?

I'd be very surprised if they weren't.

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