Article Says Bush Developing Cyberwar Rules

While the government maintains that it hasn't launched any big hacker attacks, officials appear to be working on rules for when that will happen.

InformationWeek Staff, Contributor

February 7, 2003

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According to reports Friday, President Bush has signed a secret directive instructing the government to develop rules for how and when the government would attack enemy computer networks electronically.

An article in the Washington Post says that the federal government has yet to launch a large-scale cyberattack, but the Pentagon continues to develop cyberweapons. The report says the administration is considering ways to use cyberweapons to disable radar and electrical facilities and disrupt phone service.

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