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Cyber Warfare in 140 Characters: Social Media Weaponized

David Patriakos's new book about cyber warfare is a fascinating read.

From the back cover: "Modern warfare is a war of narratives, where bullets are fired both physically and virtually. Whether you are a president or a terrorist, if you don't understand how to deploy the power of social media effectively you may win the odd battle but you will lose a twenty-first century war.

Here, journalist David Patrikarakos draws on unprecedented access to key players to provide a new narrative for modern warfare. He travels thousands of miles across continents to meet a de-radicalized female member of ISIS recruited via Skype, and a liberal Russian in Siberia who takes a job manufacturing "Ukrainian" news.

[ALERT] NotPetya Is a Cyber Weapon, Not Ransomware

Yesterday morning, after monitoring this new outbreak for 24 hours, I came to the conclusion we were dealing with cyber warfare , and not ransomware Two separate reports coming from Comae Technologies and Kaspersky Lab experts confirm this now.

We Are Dealing With Cyber Warfare Here

OK, after 24 hours of monitoring this new Petya ransomworm outbreak, I am calling it. 

This has been brewing under the surface for a few years, but now we are dealing with open cyber warfare here. Like it or not, as an IT Pro, you have just found yourself on the frontline of 21-st century war.

The Ukraine is locked in a bitter proxy fight with Russia since the annex of the Crimean peninsula and the separatist war in eastern Ukraine. Russia's GRU, the foreign military intelligence agency of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is likely behind this.

Like it or not, as an IT Pro, you have just found yourself on the front line of 21-st century war.

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