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[3]: Act Of War
by Loreia on Tue 29th May 2012 13:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Act Of War"
Loreia
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2012-01-17

...And this is what give the U.S. the moral high ground.


No, it gives them only a cheap justification.

P.S.
I kind of thought this would be about computer virus, not politics.

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RE[4]: Act Of War
by adinas on Tue 29th May 2012 13:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Act Of War"
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2005-08-17

It's called the Flame virus because it causes flame wars ;)

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