World War III has already begun: Cyber-war underway as biggest military build-up continues

While the article is correct in world war already having begun in the cyber theater, it’s wrong about one thing: World War III was the Cold War. We’re moving towards World War IV.

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WORLD War III has already begun in cyberspace, experts said today.

With nations across the globe stockpiling weapons on a scale not seen for decades, 2017 could see the cold war develop into a full scale conflict costing millions of lives.

Already largely due to Vladimir Putin’s sabre-rattling, China’s increasing belligerence and a new USA with Donald Trump at the helm a country as peace-loving as Sweden has been placed on a war footing.

And internet security experts say Putin’s new army of cyber soldiers has already started to hack and dismantle military computer targets in the US and Ukraine.

Britain appears to be one of Russia’s prime targets as it wields its cyber war with Prime Minister Theresa May set to chair a National Security Council to discuss Moscow’s actions towards Britain.

And Whitehall officials have finally admitted Putin is waging a “campaign” of propaganda and proxy warfare against the UK.

Sweden has warned its local authorities to be prepared for violence to break out at any moment, as Swedish troops were stationed at the island of Gotland, just across the Baltic from its fiery neighbour Russia.

And they warned their Baltic allies, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – who are NATO members – they were most at risk from Moscow’s wrath.

Magnus Dyberg-Ek, of Sweden’s Civil Contingencies Agency, said: “What is new is that the security situation in our region has deteriorated and that therefore we must prepare ourselves in terms of war and of conflict.”

Anticipating Russia’s next move, some 4,000 troops from 11 NATO states, including the UK, US and Canada, have been drafted in to Lithuania to prepare for the first strike.

The crack team have been carrying out military drills, referred to as ‘iron sword’, as they run through defence plans aimed at protecting Europe’s eastern flank from Putin’s aggression.

Stationed just miles away from Russia’s enclave in the heart of Europe, Kaliningrad, sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania, Moscow responded by sending nuclear-capable S-400 missiles to the sovereign territory.

Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “Russia is doing all that is necessary to protect itself amid NATO’s expansion toward its borders.

And relations between two of the world’s superpowers, Russia and the US, are deteriorating as the row over cyber warfare relating to hacking in the recent US presidential election escalated.

Despite president-elect Donald Trump shaping up to be a key ally of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama was warned the US will “take action” over the email scandal.

A further blow to relations came as a US underwater drone was seized by the Chinese yesterday.

The Chinese Navy, in patrol in international waters in the South China Sea, “unlawfully” took the drone, deployed by an American oceanographic vessel carrying out unclassified research.

The Pentagon has issued an immediate request for its return, with the situation hanging in the balance as US waits for Beijing’s reaction.

Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, confirmed the US has issued a formal diplomatic complaint and is asking for the drone’s return.

He said: “It is ours, and it is clearly marked as ours and we would like it back. And we would like this not to happen again.”

Americans themselves appear to be gearing up for battle, as the last year saw a weapons boom with nearly 18,000 tonnes of arms snapped up.

Some 2,500 tonnes of bullets were bought in November alone, as demand for firearms soared to never before seen levels.

Full article: World War III has already begun: Cyber-war underway as biggest military build-up continues (Express)

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