U.S. Cyber Command, zero-days & other malware exploits: “Part of our defense has to consider offensive measures.”

“the Grugq:” “exploits are not weapons,” … “an exploit is a component of a toolchain … the team that produces & maintains the toolchain is the weapon.”

in 2012 the U.S. Air Force invited proposals for developing “Cyberspace Warfare Attack capabilities” that could “destroy, deny, degrade, disrupt, deceive, corrupt, or usurp the adversaries [sic] ability to use the cyberspace domain for his advantage.”

a “digital Pearl Harbor”

“The parallel is dropping the atomic bomb but also leaflets with the design of it”