From my colleague, Morgan Wright:
How ransomware democratized cyber weapons, warfare
BY MORGAN WRIGHT, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 07/02/18 07:30 AM EDT 1
At any given moment, there are between 190-200 countries in the world. For now, nine countries have nuclear capabilities (although Israel will neither confirm nor deny). According to the Arms Control Association, there are about 14,500 nuclear warheads. Russia and the United States have 90 percent of the total arsenal. MAD — mutually assured destruction — has kept Russia and the U.S. from obliterating each other. Unfortunately, there’s a new kind of arms race that is threatening to upset the balance of power — in cyberspace.
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