Sunday, February 7, 2010

UN agency calls for global cyberwarfare treaty, ‘driver’s license’ for Web users

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web UN agency calls for global cyberwarfare treaty, drivers license for Web usersThe world needs a treaty to prevent cyber attacks becoming an all-out war, the head of the main UN communications and technology agency warned Saturday.

International Telcommunications Union secretary general Hamadoun Toure gave his warning at a World Economic Forum debate where experts said nations must now consider when a cyber attack becomes a declaration of war.

"A cyber war would be worse than a tsunami -- a catastrophe," the UN official said, highlighting examples such as attacks on Estonia last year.

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