In recent months one of the topics of greatest interest in the international scientific community has been the development of new cyber weapons to use against hostile countries.
What dominates, without any doubt, was the use of viruses and other malware to attack critical infrastructure of the opponents.
The Stuxnet case did school, for sure behind its development there are government structures, most likely in the U.S. and Israel.
Why the use of a cyber weapon has proved a winner?
But what are the objectives to be attacked with weapons of this kind?
The series is very wide, it is known that through a malware can affect any system in which there is a control component. To cite some examples:
I conclude the post with a further information. These days a news has been circulating in some media about the Fujitsu company has subscribed a contract with the Japanese Ministry of Defense developed for a development of a new virus.
The news confirms therefore the approach introduced in this article, viruses are used as a weapon inside a cyber strategy.
I cite this example to the uniqueness of the case. This time the project for the virus development should not be but for the offense purpose but for defense.
Regarding the project, for an approximate cost of U.S. $ 2.3 million, appears that Japan is keen to have a tool that seeks out infected computers, hopping from PC to PC, and cleans them up.
The debate on the efficacy of the method adopted is open.