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You might be familiar with the cyber attack on Air Forces Rome Laboratory in upstate New York. An individual in England used third-party countries (Latvia, Colombia, and Chile) and commercial Internet service providers to gain access to Romes computers, then launched attacks against a wide array of defense and government computer systems.
Of particular concern was the an intrusion into a South Korean facility launched through the Rome Labs system. There was minimal harm to South Korea in this incident.. But, imagine the reaction of North Korea, or China, or India, or any nation if a damaging intrusion into one of their computer systems was launched from a US military installation