Hacks should be act of war

Posted Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at 8:30 AM
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  • This is the warfare of the future, and just as with all the other conventions, civilized behavior will be shown only by the civilized. What we need to do is to employ the best hackers to make our systems safe from attack.

    -- Posted by the old progressive on Wed, Dec 24, 2014, at 9:19 AM
  • I just wonder if Obama thinks this is just "vandalism", what is it going to take to have a label of terrorism? Just worries me that they can hack into defense systems, drones, & anything else the military has connected to the internet, which nowadays is probably every piece of equipment including systems that the troops rely on in a theater of war. I feel our government needs to wake up & realize this very well could be a test run. To see a major corporation like Sony to become so exposed & internal sensitive info released & stored for their entertainment & the lack of response & action a month later. Our government better wake up & be proactive, not reactive. Just my simple opinion.

    -- Posted by stoutcwby@embarqmail.com on Thu, Dec 25, 2014, at 4:45 PM
  • It's about time the world and our country put an end to North Korea PERIOD. too long has the U.S. and its ALLIES have to put up with across the Border threats and Murder by the North Koreans. Yeah Murder , how many lives must be lost in by South Korean and American troops before something is done about this two-bit dictator?? Are we waiting till they finally Nuke Us or our ALLIES before we actually put an end to their VANDALISM??? Good Grief I hope not.

    -- Posted by Grumpy old man on Fri, Dec 26, 2014, at 12:35 PM
  • Just what do you suggest? A Bush style pre-emptive strike? And just what do you propose to do about China and Russia who would be drawn in?

    -- Posted by the old progressive on Fri, Dec 26, 2014, at 1:00 PM
  • Junkyard dog, I think that we tried getting rid of North Korea about 60 years ago. That didn't work out too well. Also, just because a country has a bad dictator doesn't mean that you wipe out the country.

    stoutcwby, Obama is as usual taking his time and planning an appropriate, measured response. He is not a shoot from the hip POTUS. On the proactive not reactive comment, proactive actions for this type of cyber badness is limiting people's personal freedoms and increased government spending. We can't have it both ways.

    -- Posted by Sam_1776 on Sat, Dec 27, 2014, at 8:57 PM
  • I almost forgot something.

    Kelly when you said "The laws of war need to be expanded and clarified for this new form of battlefield" I was baffled.

    If you are talking about the Geneva convention, we didn't follow it when we tortured war prisoners.

    A good link for the "laws of war" is


    so good luck on finding any effective "law" in there. Effective would be that all countries follow the law.

    -- Posted by Sam_1776 on Sat, Dec 27, 2014, at 9:07 PM
  • My point exactly Sam.

    -- Posted by the old progressive on Sun, Dec 28, 2014, at 6:54 AM
  • I guess you haven't heard the latest news. They are now fairly sure the hack included an insider and a hack group not affiliated with the North Koreans. I you had your way, World War 3 would have started and ended by now. Out of curiosity, what does the state of the Russian economy have to do with anything????

    They have nukes and Putin is crazy enough to use them.

    -- Posted by the old progressive on Mon, Dec 29, 2014, at 4:22 PM
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    Junkyard: That's exactly what I was thinking after a few days of the story being reported on...Wag the Dog

    -- Posted by Darksc8p on Fri, Jan 2, 2015, at 1:17 PM
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