Cyber Attacks are being launched to tear the society fabric

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Social Media is being used to tear the fabric of society apart, says Gen Sir Patrick Sanders, the top general of Britain. In a candid interview given only to Skynews via Podcast, Gen. Sanders said that the threat is not the power plants or other critical infrastructure unlike seen in films. It is going to be launched through cyberspace triggering political unrest and economic issues among the populace.

As our rivals are exploiting the tools meant to make Utopian(idealistic) society, they are fueling civil war games, ripping apart the society through various social media channels.

Although the top general of the nation did not name any nation behind the attacks. His words were clearly pointing towards the nations top most adversaries like Russia, China and North Korea.

General Sanders added the adversaries are investing more on tools that create non-military means of activities that do more harm than the regular set of artillery.

Spreading misinformation has reached new heights, especially in the past few months when corona virus gripped the entire society to the facade. Citing an example provided by NCSC, the general was referring to the role of Russia in influencing the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum.

Jeremy Fleming, the director of GCHQ, also joined the podcast and added that United Kingdom was ready with tools that not only have the potential to hack the adversary’s phones, but can make the devices turn against their bosses triggering intense cyber warfare.

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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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