Merle Maigre, the Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence and an expert in analyzing Cyber Attacks has warned that the United States should be well prepared for shock cyber attacks from foes like Russia that could hack critical infrastructure and can cause plane crashes and water poisoning by contaminating water utilities.
On the occasion of NATO completing its annual exercise of cyber attack training named “Locked Shields” which prepares member nations from devastating cyber attacks; Mr. Maigre was interviewed by a well known UK news resource. And during the interview, he issued an alert to prominent western nations like US and UK that some nations from Asian continent could trigger cyber warfare which will eventually lead to World War 3, but would not test the military strength.
“If in case a hacker could target the air traffic controls or information infrastructure, then it could spell a doom on any nation and would be equal to a military attack”, said Merle Maigre.
Readers of Cybersecurity Insiders have to notify a fact over here that the alert comes just within one month of issue of a joint statement from the United States and Britain that Russia was trying to infiltrate into millions of routers and firewalls operating in the West to launch major attack in October this year crippling the entire internet connectivity in US and UK for days or even months.
On the other hand, Sen. John McCain of United States has mentioned in his latest book that America should consider on a serious note to retaliate to Russia’s meddling in US elections and send a strong message to the superpower by cyber-attacking the nations.
John McCain is an American Politician Serving as the senior United States Senator from Arizona since 1987. He stood up as an American Presidential probable in 2008 but lost to Barack Obama.