In 2011 US declared "hacking", an "act of war". Isn't the US now guilty of an "act of war" against numerous countries?Submitted by go213mph on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 10:46
In 2011, the Pentagon released its first formal cyber strategy, which called computer hacking from other nations an "act of war," according to the Wall Street Journal. In late June of this year, WSJ reported that Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, released information alleging the U.S. government was hacking Chinese targets "that include the nation's mobile-phone companies and one of the country's most prestigious universities."
Now that EU offices have been hacked by the U.S. government as well, one must wonder if that was an "act of war" on the part of the United States.
Pentagon officials emphasized in 2011, however, that not every cyberattack would be considered an act of war unless it threatened American lives, commerce or infrastructure. There would also have to be indisputable evidence that the suspected nation state was involved.