Originally Posted by MazharShafiq
For example, the Achilles heel of the entire American military and national security infrastructure is to keep their personnel records a secret, while they are not really a secret, because this data has to be used, just for example to pay out wages and salaries, so, collectively, the banks also have this information, and so on. So, we are sitting there on an Aristotelian contradiction: The data must be kept secret, but the data can also not be kept a secret.
If a first-order game, in which the hackers want a few billion dollars for NOT dumping that database on the web, a second-order game is actually more dangerous: They want from the US billions of dollars for NOT dumping the Chinese database on the web, syphoned off by the American spy services. So, now the hackers can blackmail and hence control the entire military and security infrastructure. I somehow suspect that they already do ...
Facebook already dumps much of that data for free. I wonder how they control this, since it cannot be controlled, while they must receive requests to control it anyway? In fact, why build more high-tech weapons to the tune of billions and trillions, just for someone else to control them?
The internet itself will slowly but surely kill the Pentagon.