Cyber Attack fear for abandoned US Vehicles and Aircrafts in Afghanistan

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On September 11th, 2001 Taliban linked terrorist group launched a flight attack on the twin towers of United States that from then-on put a major dent in the US governance on an international note. In retaliation, in December 2001, UK and US launched a major military attack on Taliban nationals and took control of the entire Afghan nation for almost 20 years.

On May 1st,2021 Taliban started a weaponry attack on the military groups of Afghanistan and taken control of the entire nation by August last week this year.

Keeping aside the other political consequences that came into power-play after the Afghanistan Taliban war, Information Security experts concluded recently that the military vehicles and aircraft left behind in Afghan capital could help US adversaries like China and Russia to figure out how the equipment works and how they can be hacked if the situation demands.

Readers of Cybersecurity Insiders have to notify a fact over here that the US military left many helicopters, aeroplanes, drones and armored vehicles while moving out of the Islamic nation at request of Taliban leaders.

Josh Lospinoso, the CEO of Arlington based security company ‘Shift5’ expressed the above stated concerns and added that Taliban could sell the equipment to interested parties like china who thereafter can play with the equipment to know it’s in & out.

Reacting to the news, US Central Command head General Kenneth McKenzie defended the move of abandoning the vehicles in Kabul and assured that all those vehicles systems were demilitarized in such a way that experts from any adversary nations cannot read and reuse them again….that’s interesting and gives a bit of relief…isn’t it?

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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