On the military front, there were reports that a US general is being investigated for leaking information related to the use of Stuxnet against Iran's uranium refinement program. South Korea suffered a cyber attack on its war anniversary, with Symantec reporting on a new piece of malware designed to delete files from South Korean users' hard drives. Even China is seeing a surge in the level of Trojan and botnet attacks from other countries, according to one analysis.
Little wonder that, amidst concerns that the government isn't prepared for a major cyberattack, the US military is planning to completely overhaul its network architecture. Working along similar lines, the UK governmentgained support for similar efforts from security heavy-hitters like BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and BT. Signalling a broader range of cybersecurity cooperation, the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation joined cyber-security group ICSPA in a pact to work together on cybersecurity initiatives amongst Commonwealth countries.
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