Internet network security company, McAfee, warned that China, France, Israel, Russia, and the U.S. are a number of countries are developing cyber weapons. "McAfee began to warn of cyber arms race more than two years ago, but now we're witnessing the fact that the threat is real," said Dave DeWalt, president and chief executive officer of McAfee. McAfee is based in Santa Clara, California, USA, the fifth year in a report titled "Virtual Criminology Report" says that China, France, Israel, Russia, and the U.S. has developed "offensive cyber capabilities nan sophisticated."
It is said that the trend of cyber attacks by political goals continue to increase, though experts disagree about the existence of cyber war. Among the many cases cited in the report is a campaign of cyber war on Georgia in August 2008 fighting between Russian nationalists during the war of South Ossetia and cyber attacks in July 2009 on the sites owned by the U.S. government and South Korea that are believed by some experts conducted by the Korean North.
"Almost the last year, politically motivated cyber attacks have increased fears and anxiety, because targets aimed like the White House, State Department, U.S. Secret Service, and Department of Defense in the U.S. alone," said McAfee. McAfee reveals what is called "Cyber Cold War" seemed to be happening. "When we have not seen any hot cyber war between great nations, nation-state efforts to build capacity of cyber attacks are increasingly sophisticated in some ways there is a desire to use it, show that 'Cyber Cold War' has begun," he explained.