A report published in the Times of India daily, New Delhi edition on 19/11/2009 says many countries are already in cyber arms race. The news follows:
Warning of a cyber arms race, a leading security firm said that China, France, Israel, Russia and the United States were among countries that have developed "cyber weapons". Several nations around the world are actively engaged in cyberwar-like preparations and attacks. Today the weapons are not nuclear, but virtual, and everyone must adapt to these threats.
The California based McAfee, in its fifth annual Virtual Criminology Report, said China, France, Israel, Russia and the United States have developed advanced offensive cyber capabilities. Cyber attacks with political objectives were on the rise and the critical infrastructure was vulnerable, in part because of its reliance on the Internet.