Cyber warfare has become a threat to today’s society as it has made the security barriers which protect information and data weak and easily impenetrable. There are countless amount of leaks and breaches of personal security which has emphasised how unprotected data is in this day in age.
As the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump has been exposed to such leaks of recent. Trump has been exposed by the distribution of secret information enclosed by the government and even at times the manipulation of information just to frame him infront of an already skeptical American audience.
A leak which thwarted American officials is the recent illegal leak of a ‘whistleblower’ complaint about Trump’s classified conversation with Ukraine President, Volodymyr Zelensky. This lead to Trump’s impeachment.
The message raised from this encounter highlighted the ease for media outlets such as The New York Times to retrieve confidential sources for worldwide distribution. Hackers are able to achieve exploitation of large entities, such as Trump, with ease thus highlighting that no one is safe in this society where ‘protected’ data is never really protected.