The US military is not only prepared to retaliate when the country faces a cyber-attack, it has an approved list of cyber weapons ready to deploy when hackers come knocking on the door.
This Pentagon has secretly compiled a list of cyber-weapons and accompanying rules that govern their usage. This protocol has been around for a few months and is approved by the Pentagon and the CIA.
The document lists computer viruses available for cyber-warfare, describes techniques for covert network infiltration, and discusses the use of beacons to mark a target for a future viral attack. How exciting! [The Washington Post, kentoh/Shutterstock]