Are Cyberattacks The Single Greatest Threat To Global Stability?



CNBC: Cyberattacks are the single greatest threat to global stability, German defense minister says

Recent cyberattacks have shown that sensitive and personal data have become the target to destabilize companies and governments worldwide.
According to von der Leyen, cyber security is going to be the main focus of this decade.

Cyberattacks are the greatest challenge threatening global stability, Germany's defense minister told CNBC Saturday.

Recent cyberattacks, namely NotPetya and WannaCry, have shown that sensitive and personal data have become the target to destabilize companies and governments worldwide — creating what's often described as a war, given the power of the information stolen.

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WNU Editor: The German defense minister is off script .... her government has always viewed climate change as the number one threat to global stability/security. But having said that .... IMHO the threats to global security are .... terrorism by non-state actors. Nuclear proliferation by countries like North Korea. The renewal of old historical conflicts (India - China, Israel and its neighbors, Russia and the West, etc.). A trade war. An arms race. And maybe tenth on my list .... cyber-attacks.

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