Amerikanerne viser at de er den største trussel mod dansk internetsikkerhed. Hvad mon den amerikanske stat ellers ligger inde med af ondsindede programmer, der kan lamme kernesektorer af dansk økonomi?
Tid til at droppe ameikansk software?
SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers exploiting malicious software stolen from the National Security Agency executed damaging cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries worldwide, forcing Britain’s public health system to send patients away, freezing computers at Russia’s Interior Ministry and wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers elsewhere.
Since August, when a mysterious group calling itself the Shadow Brokers announced that it was auctioning off highly classified National Security Agency hacking tools, a low-grade panic has seized the nation’s largest intelligence agency.
In April, when the Shadow Brokers dumped dozens of the agency’s software exploits on the web, free to criminals and foreign spies alike, the clock began ticking toward inevitable calamity. And since Friday, the agency has watched as malicious software based on its creations spread across the world, shutting down hospitals, disrupting rail traffic and spurring frustration and chaos in some 150 countries.
Michael V. Hayden, the director of the National Security Agency from 1999 to 2005, said he had defended it for years in debates over civil liberties. “But I cannot defend an agency having powerful tools if it cannot protect the tools and keep them in its own hands,” he said. He said the loss of the so-called malware, and the damage it has caused, “poses a very serious threat to the future of the agency.”
Bemærk manglen på overvejelser om NSA problemet hos JP. At de er osse en trussel mod dansk internet brug.