Britain could launch air strikes in response to cyber attacks, the Defence Secretary warned today. Sir Michael Fallon sent out a tough message to hackers in the wake of a ‘sustained and determined’ assault on the parliamentary network. He said the UK had the ability to respond to online attacks ‘from any domain – air, land, sea or cyber’.
Let’s just suppose a cyber attack happens (or the government IT department cocks up as usual) and he retaliates against the supposed number one hacker of the world, Russia.
One possible result? Instant WW3 with the Russians.
Nicely thought out oh wondrous Defence Secretary.