Yep, it is official – viruses and hackers’ attacks are now being used as war deterrents similiar to nuclear missiles. Japanese Ministry of Defense has announced that it is creating its own malware program as a means of ”defense” against any such attacks committed against it by other nations. The program is supposed to be finished by the end of the year. We do not know any details about its inner workings.
Japan is not the first country to have its own e-nuclear bomb: Russia, Iran, USA, Germany and a few others have their own programs. Lets hope that, if we cannot learn to tolerate one another, we can at least ensure peace in this fragile way.