U.K. learns from Sony's mistake: Cyber weapons in development

    Date02 Jun 2011
    CategoryLatest News
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    In an interview with the Guardian, Armed Forces Minister Nick Harvey has revealed the existence of a government funded cyber-weapon development project. Speaking to the Guardian Harvey commented, "action in cyberspace will form part of the future battlefield". The minister described the new cyber-weapons as, ""an integral part of the country's armoury".

    In the interview Harvey outlined his belief that cyberspace would become one of the century's biggest and most dangerous battlegrounds.

    "The consequences of a well planned, well executed attack against our digital infrastructure could be catastrophic ... With nuclear or biological weapons, the technical threshold is high. With cyber the finger hovering over the button could be anyone from a state to a student."

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