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?
Permalink for comment 520022
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[5]: Act Of War
by oinet on Wed 30th May 2012 14:09 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Act Of War"
oinet
Member since:
2010-03-23

How do you know it was an accident no one wanted ? are you psychic ? Why were those directly responsible hailed as heroes and given medals. What kind of state hails incompetent morons killing civilians in passenger plane for heroism ? Your silly excuses stopped making sense many posts ago already.

Now I'll bring up Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Let the excuse-fest begin (continue) !

Reply Parent Score: 3