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Cyber Weapons Seen Analogous To Other Military Options

June 01 2011

United Kingdom

A top British official says the U.K. has launched a cyber-weapons program that could be used against other countries, reports the Guardian (U.K.).

Nick Harvey, the armed forces minister, told the paper that cyber-weapons are now "an integral part of the country's armory."

Other officials noted that the U.K. needs a range of offensive options and not just defensive measures to protect critical services and government departments that are frequently targeted by hackers.


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