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All hail the new spam king: India – None of this means India has suddenly become a nation of spammers — just that the amount of email spam sent from computers in India now seems to exceed the amount sent my computers in the United States and other countries.
DoD sorting out cyber warfare policy – Fort Leavenworth, KS – The Fort Leavenworth Lamp – Senior Pentagon officials are working to determine how the centuries-old Law of Armed Conflict applies to potential conduct of operations in the newest military domain of the Internet, the deputy assistant secretary for cyber policy said April 11. “Because it’s a new domain and people in the department and senior military officers tend to use a military-type language when talking about (the cyber domain), it often looks like we’re more aggressive in cyberspace than we, in fact, are,” Rosenbach said. “ … We don’t want to establish unhelpful norms (and) we don’t want to use force in cyberspace unless we absolutely have to,” he added. “So we’re working to protect the nation but in a way that’s not overly aggressive and (doesn’t do) anything that Americans wouldn’t be proud of.”
Dutch Council on Int’l Affairs’ Advise On Digital Warfare – In December 2011 the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs published an advisory (.pdf, in Dutch) entitled "Digitale Oorlogsvoering" (English: "Digital Warfare") intended for the Dutch government. The council describes itself as "an independent body which advises government and parliament on foreign policy, particularly on issues relating to human rights, peace and security, development cooperation and European integration". Its existence originates in Dutch law (.pdf, in Dutch). The council is administratively co-located at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A Few Chinese Hacker Teams Do Most US Data Theft – ABC News – As few as 12 different Chinese groups, largely backed or directed by the government there, do the bulk of the China-based cyberattacks stealing critical data from U.S. companies and government agencies, according to U.S. cybersecurity analysts and experts.
Cyber Security Strategy | Cabinet Office – The new Cyber Security Strategy was published on 25 November 2011. It sets out how the UK will support economic prosperity, protect national security and safeguard the public’s way of life by building a more trusted and resilient digital environment.
Geneva Convention-like pact is required on cyber security – Home – livemint.com – Ross Perot Jr, the son of an American billionaire who twice ran unsuccessfully for the office of the President of the US, talks about the importance of having a secure cyberspace for digital commerce, the need to have a Geneva Convention-like agreement on cyber security and the disagreements between nations on a common global framework. India will host the third global conference on cyber security next year.