The Wannacry ransomware attacks in 2017 was not a proper attack but someone sending a warning to the world about what they could do. This is the view of Misha Glenny, journalist, author and international expert on cyber and information security issues talking at a conference in Leinster. Glenny also warned of the effect of Brexit and cybersecurity in the western world.
Speaking at the Festival of Writing and Ideas Glenny said the world is in a “state of controlled mayhem in cyber” with no international agreement between the major powers of the world.
“Britain is the key country which links the intelligence network of the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand with the European Union and if Britain goes, that intelligence link goes,” he warned
At the same conference journalist Ben McIntyre said that Cyberwars – in which information is weaponised to create mass confusion or to push a particular line – have been running for 10 years.
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