The US Needs To Stop Pretending The Sony Hack Is Anything Less Than An Act Of War

December 15, 2014 8:34 PM

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NATO’s Tallinn Manual defines an act of cyberwar that permits a military response as “a cyber operation, whether offensive or defensive, that is reasonably expected to cause injury or death to persons or damage or destruction to objects.”

Dave Aitel, a former NSA research scientist and CEO of the cybersecurity firm Immunity, argues that while the attack “doesn’t meet the threshold for a response by our military,” it should still be viewed as an act of war.

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