21st century war becoming a geek thing
The Kansas City Star
Boots on the ground, artillery and battleships are so 20th century when it comes to warfare.
In the 21st century we’re seeing drones over Afghanistan and other hot spots guided by “pilots” seated in secure, comfortable rooms in the United States. Now computer viruses are spreading destruction and havoc in other countries.
The New York Times reported this week that a security firm found what it thinks is the forth state sponsored computer virus to turn up in the Middle East in the last three years.
Iran and its nuclear program had been the target. Now Kaspersky Lab says Lebanon is were a virus was detected. The nickname is Gauss. It has been found on 2,500 computers with the purpose to acquire log-ins for email and instant messaging accounts, social networks and accounts at banks.
War has evolved into a conflict of intelligence and robotics with the geeks of one country being pitted against the nerds of another. The men and women with the muscles can keep training for the next Olympics.