DoD creating cyber “offensive” teams to strike back against foreign attackers

An article fro SCmagazine about  new cyber team:The Department of Defense (DoD) is creating 13 teams, consisting of programmers and computer experts, whose sole mission will be to carry out offensive attacks against foreign adversaries should a critical attack on the U.S. occur.

On Tuesday, National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander, who is also the chief of the newly minted Cyber Command, told Congress that he would be leading the effort to establish the teams. The Cyber Command was created to integrate cyber space operations for the protection of DoD networks. According to a New York Times article, Gen. Alexander said the DoD would use the cyber teams for offensive measures only – a noteworthy, and first, admittance by the administration that weapons for cyber combat are being conceived by the government.

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