For most of us, the carousel of headlines breathlessly announcing – and denouncing - foreign government sponsorship of hacking is a distant, almost romantic notion. The idealistic motives behind the dissemination of malware (like StuxNet) and the brief time spent imagining the business of coordinating virtual world activity initiated in the real world offers little more than the occasional fleeting distraction. I dare say however that few things train the mind like the deadpan delivery of a serious warning pointed squarely at our freedoms.
“We believe state-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account or computer. Protect yourself now.”