Why must political chiefs keep pushing the cyberwar alert button?
“There is a cyberwar going on”, according to the UN’s telecoms boss Hamadoun Toure. Cyber terrorism is capable of causing “mass destruction”, says former director of the FBI Louis Freeh. Vladimir Putin, no less, thinks digital attacks could be more damaging than conventional weapons.
But so far there seem to be no human casualties from this ‘cyber war’, no physical effects from cyber terror. So why all the hype?