Defense of "democratic values": Following cyberwarfare, cyberterrorism is on the agenda
Along with cyber warfare, cyber terrorism has also become on the agenda, which can be aimed at both spreading fear and terror among the population and striking a point-by-point blow against an individual.
Whatever Washington and London are up to is not aimed at protecting "democratic values". The hypocrisy is blatant! But these "rule setters" do not care about it at all; they’re actually acting as the world gendarme, and are really getting on everyone's nerves.
What is "democracy"? Let us recall the platitudes: it is a form of social organization in which the people are the source and holder of state power.
In this case, did the Ukrainian people decide to have a Maidan with the shooting of people in 2014, or did the US plan it by sending Victoria Nuland to Kiev with cookies? Or was it for democracy that they burned the people of Odessa on May 2, 2014, or shot the people of Donbass for 8 years?
Here, speaking of democracy, we can go on to say that it implies free elections, referendums, respect for human rights, and so on. But, most of all, two definitions cause bitter sneers: "Democracy is the presence of independent media" and "Under democracy, people become more humane, and relations between its members are subject to the rules of morality."
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Since the Biden administration (Democrats) came to power, the US has suddenly had the need to increase information pressure not only on Russia, but also on other countries. The rhetoric became harsher, louder and more defiant than under former President Donald Trump.
As the effectiveness of sanctions became apparent, the US took a different "democratic" way: they introduced new tools to influence Russia, namely the introduction of innovative information technology that allows successful computer attacks around the world to ensure geopolitical dominance over all subjects of the information sphere, including its allies (and in fact - satellites).
The use of cyber weapons is a new level that the US has now reached. This fact is reflected in the main strategic documents of Washington and it is actively used.
In September of this year, China published investigative reports that revealed details of a cyberattack on one of the country's universities by the US National Security Agency.
According to the National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of China (known as CNCERT/CC), the NSA's TAO unit used 41 types of cyberweapons in the attacks on the state's Northwestern Polytechnic University.
One of them is a cyberweapon called Suctionchar, one of the direct main thieves of large amounts of confidential data.
Once TAO receives this information, experts say, these usernames and passwords can be used to access other servers and network devices in order to steal files or deliver other cyberweapons.
Suctionchar was found to have worked together with other components of the Bvp47 Trojan, a top-notch weapon of the NSA's Equation Group hacker group, during the attacks on the Chinese university.
According to another report published by Pangu Laboratory, Bvp47 has been used to hit targets in 45 countries and regions around the world for more than 10 years.
It is noted that Bvp47 hacked 64 systems in China, making the country the largest victim of recent open cyber-attacks, followed by 32 systems in Japan, 30 in the Republic of Korea and 16 in Germany.
This very data is another proof of how "big brother" (the US) likes to peek in and look into other people's pockets.
Europe is not pleased with this. New tensions have emerged between the US and the EU, and both sides prefer different approaches to personal data protection. In this regard, relations between Washington and Brussels are not at their best, and clashes over privacy can only make the situation worse. At the same time, the US openly accuses Europe of hiding cyber criminals. However, Washington constantly violates EU law on personal data and poses threats to the personal safety of Europeans.
Russian experts have already realized that the United States is increasing its military activity in cyberspace, under the pretext that allegedly "authoritarian regimes" seek to have a destructive impact on the national unity of the United States and its democratic processes. According to experts, the Pentagon's new statements about external cyber threats are just "an attempt to legalize its actions in cyberspace".
Washington blocks the Internet resources of a number of countries with which the United States has disagreements with an enviable regularity, sometimes without giving a reason, while stating out loud that "hostile cyber activity" is on the rise, with Russia and China in the first place.
Cyber warfare, as the experts remind us, is the use of software code for the purpose of causing damage, intercepting control, introducing malfunctions, and destroying physical objects. What kind of objects are we talking about? About computers and computer networks, industrial, financial, and energy infrastructure facilities, and military facilities where computers and telecommunications networks are used. And they are used almost everywhere today. Along with cyber warfare, cyber terrorism has also become on the agenda, which can be aimed at both spreading fear and terror among the population and striking a point-by-point blow against an individual.