Denmark plans to invest 465 million kroner ($75 million) to create an offensive cyberwarfare unit by 2017 to deal with hostile internet attacks.
The task will be assigned to the Defense Intelligence Service (FE), which will have the power to conduct cyber attacks and will develop cyberwarfare strategy toward hostile countries and organizations, Danish daily Jydske Vestkysten reported.
Cyberattacks can be delivered to paralyze a foe’s air defense, power and water supply systems, and essential websites, another daily, Politiken says.
The move comes following hacker attacks against the Danish defense industry, Business and Growth Ministry, and Maritime Authority. Several enterprises have been targeted, too, with hackers from China seen as the main suspects.