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U.S. Cyberweapons, Used Against Iran and North Korea, Are a Disappointment Against ISIS

posted on June 12, 2017

The New York Times’s David E. Sanger and Eric Schmitt report that the United States’s arsenal of cyberweapons has been largely ineffective against ISIS, which uses the internet to spread propaganda, to recruit, and to communicate. Sanger and Schmitt write of cyberattacks against the Islamic State: “The disruptions often require fighters to move to less secure communications, making them more vulnerable. Yet because the Islamic State fighters are so mobile, and their equipment relatively commonplace, reconstituting communications and putting material up on new servers are not difficult.”

Read at The New York Times