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    Default NATO - Another "Golden-Eye" like cyberattack and WE may go to war

    NATO warns: Hackers risk triggering the 'all for one, one for all' pledge if they attack an ally's network.

    NATO's chief, warned the alliance must step up its defence against cyber attacks, saying they could potentially trigger their Article 5 mutual defence commitment, meaning all members would join forces to tackle those responsible.

    Quote What is GoldenEye?

    IT experts have dubbed the new virus GoldenEye, and say it appears to be a more-potent version of ransomware that started circulating recently.

    GoldenEye is in turn a variant of even older code called Petya, which scrambles files on computer's hard drive, requiring a code to unlock it.

    Petya is particularly effective because, rather than scrambling files one by one, it blocks access to a whole hard drive in one go, analyst hasherezade wrote previously.

    Another analyst, Bogdan Botezatu, told ABC that GoldenEye is a 'worm'-type virus, spreading from machine to machine automatically, with no need for human interaction.
    reference: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news

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    from NATO - http://www.nato.int/cps/cn/natohq/topics_110496.htm

    Quote The principle of collective defence is at the very heart of NATO’s founding treaty. It remains a unique and enduring principle that binds its members together, committing them to protect each other and setting a spirit of solidarity within the Alliance.

    Highlights

    • Collective defence means that an attack against one Ally is considered as an attack against all Allies.
    • The principle of collective defence is enshrined in Article 5 of the Washington Treaty.
    • NATO invoked Article 5 for the first time in its history after the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States.
    • NATO has taken collective defence measures on several occasions, for instance in response to the situation in Syria and in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
    • NATO has standing forces on active duty that contribute to the Alliance’s collective defence efforts on a permanent basis.

    Member Countries (LINK) - http://www.nato.int/cps/cn/natohq/nato_countries.htm

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    Default Re: NATO - Another "Golden-Eye" like cyberattack and WE may go to war

    Hmmm Perhaps a scare tactic to discourage any possibility of the U.S. abandoning NATO (and cutting off all of that $$$).

    Pipe dream, but preventing this kind of thing should be a common goal of all Nations regardless of club membership.
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