The funny part about this story is that the Iraqi radar example is a well known hoax
that has been circling the Internet for over 20 years now, other than than that it is a fairly interesting article...
The Whens, Hows and Whys of Digital Conflict
This is the first of a series of Digital Frontiers features, exploring how international tensions translate to the online world.
Doug Bernard | Washington DC
On January 17th, 1991, as the 34-nation coalition of Operation Desert Storm prepared for its first aerial bombardment of targets in Iraq, the U.S. military sprung a surprise.
Iraqi radar screens suddenly blinked and went dark, momentarily blinding Saddam Husseins military. The Kari radar control system had been infected with a computer virus, planted and controlled by the Pentagon. It was a French system, notes intelligence historian Matthew Aid of the Iraqi radar control. They gave us the schematics and we found a way to insert some buggies into their system as the first wave of American bombers streaked toward Baghdad.
It worked brilliantly. Iraqs defenses were paralyzed, allied bombers faced no serious opposition, and the U.S. became the first-ever nation to launch a documented cyber-attack.
Since then, war and conflict like many other things have increasingly moved online. In Kosovo, Lebanon, Estonia, Georgia and elsewhere, digital weapons have been deployed to create mischief, havoc and damage. Now, as tensions rise between Iran and the U.S. and Israel, serious questions are being asked about whether the coming months may bring...
...the remainder of this rather lengthy but interesting article can be found here at Cyberwar Central