On Thursday, Twitter was attacked for a second time in recent months by a group calling themselves the Iranian Cyber Army. The strike re-directed traffic to an anti-American message. Click here to read about the attack in an article from the Christian Science Monitor. Note the following quote by James Lewis, a cybersecurity expert, as well as the additional text at the end of the article:
“Cyberattacks are a big deal and people tend to underestimate that,” he says. Indeed, cyberwar is a growing concern for the US and is a top national security priority for the Obama administration. But, as Lewis points out, real cyber warfare would involve attacks on financial institutions, electrical grids, transportation and computer networks – which would be viewed as an act of real war.