Disrupted Warfare – new weapons – CyberBombs

US Military has a new weapon in its arsenal

iDisrupted Commentary

A whole new front is opening in warfare – one that adds a new dimension every day. This time the US military is using AI to convince enemy soldiers that their leaders have issued specific orders. . . leading them into a trap where they can be “dealt with”. . .

From Gizmodo: “ISIS has already been feeling the wrath of hacker collective Anonymous, and more recently, some Pentagon-backed hacking. But speaking to the New York Times, the Obama administration has declared it’s going to start “dropping cyberbombs.” Wait, what?

iDisrupted - CyberBombsThe Times piece is a wide-ranging look at how the Obama administration is trying to ramp up its use of covert weapons, particularly cyberwarfare, against ISIS. That the Pentagon is attacking ISIS online isn’t news—that much wasalready known—but there’s more details on the scale and scope of the attacks.

In particular, deputy secretary of defense Robert Work was more descriptive:

“We are dropping cyberbombs,” Work said. “We have never done that before.” The attacks are being carried out by small teams, operationally modelled on special forces.

The ultimate aim isn’t just to disrupt communications—although that’s a goal: it’s to imitate ISIS commanders, and in turn walk ISIS ground troops into a trap, where they’re vulnerable to air or ground attack”more