The world was treated to two public examples of cyber warfare in April. The most spectacular was the release of about 11.5 million documents stolen from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, to the gross embarrassment of many of its more prominent clients. Possibly even more important was the FBI’s announcement that it had gained access to a supposedly secure Apple smartphone (taken from a dead terrorist in the San Bernardino case) thanks to a million-dollar contract with a professional hacker. Both cases carry implications for more naval-oriented cyber warfare.
World Naval Developments - Smartphone Cracked, Documents Hacked—Welcome to Cyber Reality
By Norman Friedman