U.S. Considered Cyber Attack on Libya
The Obama administration considered hacking into Libyan computer networks to disrupt military communications.
The New York Times reports that the Obama administration considered hacking into Libya's computer networks during NATO-led air strikes in March.
"The cyberattack would have involved breaking through the firewalls protecting Libyan computer networks in order to disrupt military communications and thwart early-warning radar systems that would detect planes coming in for a strike," writes Wired's Kim Zetter.
"The officials and military officers ultimately decided against the plan out of fear that it would set a precedent for other nations to use similar techniques, according to the New York Times," Zetter writes.
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