Wie der Inquirer berichtet, plant auch die staatskapitalistische Volksrepublik China, Viren und Malware im Krieg einzusetzen: China seen tooling up with cyberweapons. Nur dass hier nicht die eigene Bevölkerung bekriegt wird, sondern womöglich das friedliebende Taiwan in einem Infowar.
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) continues to build cyberwarfare units and develop viruses to attack enemy computer systems as part of its information-warfare strategy, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) warned in a report released on Friday.
„The PLA has established information warfare units to develop viruses to attack enemy computer systems and networks,“ the annual DOD report on China’s military warned. At the same, Chinese armed forces are developing ways to protect its own systems from an enemy attack, it said, echoing similar warnings made in previous years.
These capabilities are part of China’s ongoing military modernization efforts, which have seen the country add dozens of high-tech fighters and ballistic missiles to its arsenal. China isn’t alone in building the capability to attack an enemy’s computer systems. The U.S. and other countries have developed similar abilities.