Over the past month, a satirical movie – The Interview – about a journalist’s interview and planned assassination of NK dictator – has put us on the verge of a major cyberwar between the USA, its major corporations and hackers around the globe.
What is a cyberwar? And, what will the first cyberwar will look like:
- How long will it last? (Until now, most attacks, that we’ve heard about are temporary DDOS attacks..
- How do we value the amount of data revealed, stolen, destroyed?
- If they attack our banks, stop our ATM machines, how do we retaliate?
There have been some discussions on the topic. But, it’s a lot less obvious how to identify a cyber attacker than to identify a plane shooting at you.
I hope my questions are never answered, and I hope that my blog will still be around tomorrow.
In case its not, I want to say that I am proud of Sony, Microsoft, Google, the movie theaters who decided to screen the movie, and their teams for not capitulating to terrorism and for standing up for free speech. I only wish companies like Apple and Facebook would do the same.
(If my blog gets hacked, at least I’ll know I spoke up in favor of free speech.)
Whether to see the movie? I’ll exercise my 5th amendment rights to remain silent.