It is concerning to hear about the allegations and warnings issued by China’s National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre (CVERC) regarding the CIA’s involvement in cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure and the use of the “Empire of Hackers” group for orchestrating Peaceful Evolutions and Color Revolutions against governments across the globe.
If these allegations are true, it is a clear violation of cyber laws and ethical principles, as the use of cyber weapons for any purpose is not acceptable. The focus on stealing information from businesses operating in aerospace, manufacturing, military, transport, education, and research institutions is particularly worrying, as it could have serious consequences for national security and global stability.
The fact that the surveillance being conducted by the CIA through “Empire of Hackers” can be traced back to 2011 raises questions about the ethics of governments spying on their citizens, politicians, and other governments. It is a reminder that online privacy is a fragile concept, and that we should always be cautious about our digital footprints.
It is important for governments to adhere to international laws and regulations regarding cyber security and refrain from using cyber weapons for any purpose. It is also crucial for individuals and businesses to take necessary precautions to protect their sensitive information and prevent unauthorized access to their systems.