FAST FIVE: Are We On The Cusp Of The First Ever Cyber World War?
Are We On The Cusp Of The First Ever Cyber World War.
He has worked for the International Monetary Fund, the US Federal Reserve, and the World Bank. He takes the view that China is ready to fight back and says that – “China's immediate response to US containment efforts (the trade war) will likely take the form of cyberwarfare.
And it is notable that while there is debate over how a 'cyberwar' might turn out, there are really only eight countries that are prepared for it in any tangible way – the Western allies consist of the United States, United Kingdom, India and Israel on the one side – China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea on the other.
In June last year, Iran fired a surface to air missile at an American surveillance drone flying over the Strait of Hormuz and brought it crashing out of the sky.
The Iranians now knew where their cybersecurity weaknesses were and whilst working to plug the holes in their networks – brazenly responded that they weren't done and used cyberattacks against American businesses.