Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Weaponized information seeks a new target in cyberspace: Users' minds


The Russian attacks on the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the country's continuing election-related hacking have happened across all three dimensions of cyberspace – physical, informational and cognitive.


The first two are well-known: For years, hackers have exploited hardware and software flaws to gain unauthorized access to computers and networks – and stolen information they've found.


The third dimension, however, is a newer target – and a more concerning one.