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U.S. cyberwar against ISIS could use methods and tactics criminals use against enterprises

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    Cyberwar against ISIS could bring into play tools and tactics that corporate security pros face every day, only this time they will be used as part of a larger objective than criminal profit.

    The goals of the offensive are to disrupt communications within ISIS and between the group and potential recruits, according to a story in the New York Times.

    To meet those goals, U.S. Cyber Command could use such means as DDoS and man-in-the-middle attacks, banking Trojans and even ransomware-type attacks that irreversibly encrypt machines (but skip the ransom), experts say.

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