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NATO Warns Cyber Attacks Are a Threat to Democracy Itself
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 01:42:24 AM »
NATO Warns Cyber Attacks Are a Threat to Democracy Itself
24 February 2017, 1:21 am

NATO is showing concern about the impact of cyber attacks, considering that they are a threat to individuals and organizations, but also to the fundamental nature of democracy. 

According to Jamie Shea, deputy assistant secretary general for emerging security challenges at NATO, cyber is facilitating more advanced and more effective psychological warfare, information operations, coercion and intimidation attacks, ZDNet reports. 

Speaking at the European Information Security Summit in London, Shea added that in the past we used to worry about hackers targeting banks or credit cards, but now we worry about the future of democracy, stability, and health of the state's institutions. 

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