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Be alert to win cyber war – Army Chief

Feb 22, 2011 10:59:13 AM - itnnews.lk

Army Commander Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya has said all parties should be on alert to win the Cyber war.

He was addressing a workshop on Cyber warfare in Colombo. Information is the main tool in the cyber war. The weapon and the target is information. Computer virus and distorting Web information are among the may methods used in the cyber war. Bank robberies, credit card fraud, military secrets and the revealing of state secrets are among the many examples that come across the 21st century cyber war.  The aim of the workshop was also to met the ordinary masses aware of the of the cyber war. The workshop was jointly organized by Computer Science and Engineering Institute of the Moratuwa University and the Information Technology and Communication Engineering Division. Secretary to the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology Nimal Ananda Athukorala was among those present.