Will Other Countries Follow the Lead of USA & China in Stopping Cyber Attacks?
Cyber-attacks continue to pose a potentially overwhelming threat to the systems as well as operations of perilous national infrastructure. Research indicates that there has been melodramatic increase in malicious cyber activity targeting internet users. Cyber-attacks along with incidents affecting critical infrastructure demonstrate the potential impact of such occurrences on national and international economic security.
The ever-increasing reliance on information systems to conduct important everyday operations makes nations vulnerable to a network of cyber-based risks. These risks can emerge from different sources, such as criminals, foreign nations, hackers as well as disgruntled employees. These impending cyber attackers have a variety of techniques at their disposal. Such techniques can massively expand the reach and impact of cyber-attacks. The interconnectivity between information systems, the internet, and additional infrastructure presents increasing opportunities for cyber-attacks.
It is no longer simple to say that the internet gives refuge to a great number of crazy people. Actually, the cyber world houses many people with malicious intentions. Among such people are hackers, who are known to fearlessly attack the internet. Those who fall victims of malicious attacks are without a doubt losing their minds. In fact, most people who are destroyed by the actions of cyber criminals experience losses of all kinds that are just unimaginable and hard to recover from.
Amidst the cyber-attacks are cyber compatriots who are valiantly attacking websites and networks alike of their alleged enemy nations, including North Korea, Pakistan, and India. In contrast, there are countries that have decided not to technologically attack each other. These unique countries are China and the US. Recently, the US President (Barack Obama) and Chinese President (Xi Jinping) gave the world shocking as well as amazing news. The two presidents held talks on how to stop cyber-attacks between their nations.
According to Mashable, China and the US agreed to put an end to cyber theft of business confidences. Later after the talks, President Obama said that the arrangement with the Chinese President was a progress, and he also insisted that the work between China and the US as far as cyber-attacks are concerned is not yet done. President Xi Jinping vowed to observe norms of behavior in information superhighway. Xi also added that confrontation and friction are inappropriate behaviors for the two nations.
While the cyber-attacks between the US and China are about to come to an end; India and Pakistan have vowed not to cyber-cease-firing. According to The New Indian Express, on September 28th, 2015 Pakistan hackers attacked the Kerala Government Website (an Indian Website). The most intriguing part of the story is the retaliation that followed. Indian hackers creased the crime by attacking both Pakistani websites and the Pakistani President official website.
The Indian counter attack was too heavy. It has been trending as #OpPak (Operation Massive Payback). This clearly indicates that no one is safe. If high level government websites are not safe can an ordinary internet user’s computer be safe? However, you can eliminate any doubts as far as online privacy and security is concerned by using VPN service.