Full Scale Cyber Warfare Scenario

Posted: May 19, 2013 in Computer Security, Cyber Security, Issues, politics
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PRELIMINARIES

1. Get a foothold: Infect and take control all critical infrastructure but remain dormant i.e. SCADA, communications, finance, media, etc.

2. Cut off Govt. Communication: Jam all government infrastructure esp. communications e.g. by DDoS

3. Create Panic: Spread false information/propaganda through media outlets.

4. Disrupt the Economy: Take control of financial sector systems and run havoc.

5. Make Some Cash: Take advantage of situation by buying/selling/hedging in the target nation’s capital market as needed
OBJECTIVE A: DESTROY THE ECONOMY (WAR OF ATTRITION)
6a. Play around with SCADA systems: disrupting power and other utilities.
7a. Continue to take advantage of situation: by buying/selling/hedging in the target nation’s capital market as needed
OBJECTIVE B: INVASION

6b. Final Propaganda Message: your government has lost, prepare for transition of power, compliance will ensure your personal safety

7b. Destroy SCADA Systems: cutting off power, water, and other utilities

8b. Communications Blackout: Jam all target nation’s communications and military electronic infrastructure e.g. DDoS, GPS jamming, electronic warfare

——- Conventional Warfare Begins Here——

9b. Finish off military infrastructure by aerial bombings/rockets/missiles

10b. Begin ground invasion

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