The growing global cyber-war and the marketplaces that fuel it

I really don’t like the term “cyber-war”, but what else are you going to call it when nations are weaponizing exploits to infiltrate other nations?

When unleashed into the wild, exploits can wreak havoc. A zero-day Java exploit was used by unknown hackers allegedly linked to China to penetrate Apple and Facebook’s internal systems. Zero-day exploits obtained from Gamma Group, a British “technical surveillance and monitoring group,” were allegedly used to sneak powerful surveillance software onto the computers of Egyptian, Bahraini, Ethiopian, and Malaysian dissidents.