Cyber-Spying Highly Damaging for Global Relations, States Kaspersky
According to Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaspersky Lab, although it has been possible to control cyber-crime, the same hasn't happened with cyber-espionage whose rapid surge is causing high concern vis-à-vis global relations, published itwire.com dated November 8, 2013.
Mr. Eugene Kaspersky from Russia was delivering a lecture on 7th November 2013 at the National Press Club of Canberra (Australia), widely relating his views regarding online offence especially online spying along with the methods for fighting them.
A quotation by the security entrepreneur summarizes his corporate and personal thinking. That one indicates he's suspicious about the particular cyber-crime while being simultaneously optimistic i.e. gullible online users will survive although he did not know how. Governmentnews.com.au published this dated November 8, 2013.
According to Kaspersky, cyber-spying was a grave crime; however, a still greater threat was focused assaults against critical infrastructures. He stated that luckily there weren't great many such assaults although they were being waged more frequently while possibly giving rise to severe problems. Itwire.com published this.
Kaspersky cited some instances such as the cyber-assault against Estonia during 2007 that literally stopped any progress for the country as also the Stuxnet assault during 2010 against Iran's nuclear plants that emerged from USA and Israel. The particular PC-virus assault meant grave problems for Iran, yet Kaspersky stated that its danger was great enough to proliferate across a few American industrial installations too.
During the lecture, the security expert also emphasized spreading greater awareness amongst security specialists and network engineers. ZDNet.com published this dated November 7, 2013.
Kaspersky further emphasized his viewpoint he often repeated that assaults on major infrastructures were capable of resulting in collateral damage since the infections could spread on systems besides targets meant to be attacked. Also, with the deployment of any cyber-weapon, others could without any difficulty reverse-engineer it as also subsequently use it.
Unluckily, there were no borders on the Internet, while the cyber-assaults aimed at quite separate devices, far or near, were out of quite similar kinds of computer systems that had quite similar operating systems as also similar hardware, Kaspersky elaborated.
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