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The cyberwar will not be streamed

Brian Krebs | Dec. 21, 2010
I could find no entry in the latest Merriam Webster dictionary for "cyberwar," but I'm guessing that when the word does appear it will attempt to define a virtual conflict between nation states and/or industries

Instead, I hope the media will exercise a bit more restraint in tossing around volatile terms like cyberwar, particularly to describe the antics of a group that has a well-earned reputation for attention-grabbing stunts and lampooning just about everything. At best, such flattery may only encourage copycat attacks; at worst, it trivializes the far more serious issues raised by the Wikileaks scandal.

CSOonline contributor Brian Krebs previously covered security for the Washington Post. He blogs at www.krebsonsecurity.com.

 

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