Facebook is under scrutiny for (among other things) allegedly selling political ads to the Russians, allowing people to set up fake accounts, and not properly monitoring the content posted by “fake” profiles. Wait. What?
Shelly Palmer talks with Teresa Priolo and Kerry Drew about the possibility of Cyber World War 1 and what you might to do protect yourself and your data on Fox 5. Original Airdate: October 18, 2016
Yahoo recently reported the largest hack in history, WikiLeaks is releasing hacked DNC emails at an alarming rate, and according to NBC News "the Obama administration is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the American presidential election." Are we on the brink of the First Cyber World War?
The Arabic hashtag #stab is something I'd rather not see on a social media post. Israel's UN ambassador, Danny Danon, recently showed a version of the instructional graphic that accompanied that hashtag to the UN Security Council with the English-language title, "How to Stab a Jew." Mr. Danon was making a point – but also describing a form of warfare so new it does not yet have a name.
What is a war? The dictionary says it's an "armed conflict between nations." The dictionary does not say what they have to be armed with. What is Cyber-Terrorism? What is a crime?