Pentagon to Attack Islamic State With Cyber Weapon

System protects from hostile government hackers

Image Credits: David B. Gleason, Flickr.

The Pentagon is developing an advanced cyber weapon system to launch online attacks against Islamic State and protect the US from hostile government hackers.

The system, run by the Department of Defence’s Cyber Command, will provide a platform from which US cyber troops access offensive and defensive tools.

Known as United Platform, it will become an integral part of all US online operations and provide a service as vital as jets are to pilots, or aircraft carriers are to sailors.

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