According to John McAfee, cyberwar[sic] is here, and China is the enemy:
We have to get a clue. We are in the early stages of a cyberwar. As a candidate for President of the very nation under attack, I would be remiss in my duties if I did not shed light on our reality.
I am going to make the following prediction:
On September 25, when Xi Jinping meets President Obama, we will not have a single concrete response to the war that has been declared on us by the Chinese. By “concrete” I mean economic sanctions that take place on the 25th, or other immediate, visible actions. Our president is smart enough to know that the Chinese will merely laugh at any threat of “future” actions, such as “next week we are going to…”
The Chinese have been involved in diplomatic relations for 5,000 years. The U.S. has only existed for less than 250 years. Guess which nation has the advantage here. Any announcement that does not include “starting today, no Chinese cargo ship will be allowed in any U S. port,” or something of similar magnitude, will be seen by the Chinese as confirmation of our idiocy.
If this sounds extreme, then wake up. We are at war.
Well there you have it. Since Mr. John McAfee, Presidential candidate thinks so, I guess the US government needs to get right on it!