Russia Software Tycoon: US Cyber Tracing May Not Work
By: Owen Fletcher, Wall Street Journal
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta last month said his department
is developing forensics to identify the sources of cyber
attacks—addressing the longstanding and key concern that cyber attackers
who hit the U.S. might be able to hide their identities.
But the head of Russia’s biggest antivirus software company isn’t sure the forensics will work.
Eugene Kaspersky, Chief Executive of Kaspersky Lab, whose products
are used on more than 300 million systems worldwide, says users of the
attack-attribution techniques that he is aware of can still be fooled.