Conflict between Russia and Georgia turns to cyber warfare

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Regular readers of the Sophos website will be no strangers to the rumours and accusations that have flown around for years, alleging that countries use the internet to engage in cyber warfare and espionage.

For instance, in September 2007, the Financial Times reported that the Chinese military were being blamed for a cyberattack which targeted a Pentagon computer system serving the office of US defense secretary Robert Gates. The FT reported that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had been named as the likely perpetrators of the attempted hack.

Earlier this year, we reported how the German foreign intelligence service had been…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.

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