West Point Training Hackers

What happens when you put a hacker in camouflage? He only grows more deadly.

The NYT published an interesting piece categorizing the new role of cadets from West Point as digital information sabotage—scenarios like mailbombs flooding email servers in hot zones —becomes a worrisome daily hurdle in a war.

During a senior elective class at West Point, the cadets competed with the Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine to thwart attacks from the N.S.A. The students went so far as to hang a sign reading "Information Warfare Live Fire Range" outside their class.

In other words, military dudes can now pwn your ass in analog and digital. [NYT]