It has been a decade since the PRISM scandal which enraged the world was exposed by Edward Snowden. Under the guise of so-called national interests, the US government and its related intelligence agencies utilize their technological and first-mover advantages to conduct cyber surveillance on and attack the rest of the world.
Relying on its hegemony in cyberspace, the US has used cyber capabilities as one of its tools in hybrid warfare. Just like other tools such as economic sanctions, terrorist activities, and military intervention, the US has used cyberwarfare to interfere in other countries' internal affairs and achieve its own political goals. To maintain its hegemony, the US has conducted "digital colonization" over other countries and committed various convert crimes, making itself a "surveillance empire," an "attacking empire," and a "bullying empire."
In the third installment of this series, the Global Times looks into how this "attacking empire" messes up cyberspace and jeopardizes global security with frequent cyberattacks, and what is inside the US' vast cyber weapon arsenal.
While never trying to hide its intrigues of adding fuel to the fire of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the US has once again showed the world its various horrible means of cyberattacks against Russia, as well as against more countries and regions around the globe. The head of US Cyber Command acknowledged to the media that US military hackers had conducted offensive operations targeting Russia "in support of Ukraine."
Since the widely known PRISM scandal that exposed lots of dirty tricks the US has conducted in the cyberworld, this largest empire of cyberattack has been a shadow hovering over people from all over the world with its numerous destructive cyber weapons that can, and pr ..
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