There’s nothing virtual about cyber attacks

24 Oct

When a group halfway around the world, without setting foot on American soil, can claim responsibility for preventing a man in Wichita, Kansas, or a woman in Shreveport, Louisiana, from gaining online access to his or her own money in the local bank, it would seem to be a pretty big deal. Something to worry about.

Any time the prefix “cyber” appears in front of another word — cyber crime; cyber terrorism; cyber warfare — it can have the effect of making the concept seem slightly less substantial. It’s sort of like when the word “virtual” precedes a standard-issue noun: virtual reality is not reality; a virtual store is distinct from a brick-and-mortar operation.

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But as we live more and more of our lives online, and as basic needs such as electricity, water supply, transportation and communication depend increasingly on digital commands, the distinction is rapidly disappearing. Disrupt the digital world and you disrupt real lives — you throw daily existence into uncharted territory.    –   CNN

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Makaseh makes cyber space a secure and reliable environment.  Watch short video on YouTube.

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