This article from the Winnipeg Free Press discusses how everyone may play an unwitting role in cyber spy attempts to do damage.
Consumers are also vulnerable, said Parry Aftab, chairwoman of anti-virus software maker McAfee’s consumer advisory board.
Software on their computers may allow others to steal information, she said.
“Many of us who may casually download pictures or songs or videos or screen savers . . . may be downloading malicious coding that’s designed to sit dormant on our computers until whoever it is arming them activates them,” Aftab said.
The US goverment spent much educating citizens in WWII to be aware of spying activities and to mind the information within their possession — perhaps a cyber oriented campaign is needed here.