Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th May 2012 23:32 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation. The malware, discovered by Russia-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, is an espionage toolkit that has been infecting targeted systems in Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, the Israeli Occupied Territories and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa for at least two years. Dubbed 'Flame' by Kaspersky, the malicious code dwarfs Stuxnet in size." Since I'm not particularly well-versed in the subject, maybe someone can answer this question for me: if country A creates a malware infection like this to spy on and/or harm computers in country B, can it be construed as an act of war under existing international law?
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RE[4]: Act Of War
by M.Onty on Tue 29th May 2012 12:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Act Of War"
M.Onty
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... responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of them this past decade ...


Which hundreds of thousands would these be?

Edit:
You've replied above already.

On Iraq, the coalition is responsible for creating the chaotic conditions which murderous regional factions used to slaughter each other and innocents. Thats dangerous fat-headedness, whereas being "responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands" sounds too much like genocide.

Edited 2012-05-29 12:51 UTC

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