The Pentagon military would be amending its regulations to consider acts of war, the cyber attacks against their computer systems. This new measure would give the option to commanders of U.S. forces to launch military action in retaliation against hackers anywhere in the world, as published by The Wall Street Journal .
According to the newspaper, the State Department will announce its new strategy in July.
Recently, Lockheed Martin, contractor for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, reported having been subjected to "persistent and significant" electronic intrusion, but stressed that the attack was stopped before the "pirates" might steal or have access to important information.
It is not known until the exact content that was stolen, but we know that the companies violated store information about weapons systems and military technology currently used in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
President Barack Obama said that cyber security was among his priorities shortly after arriving at the White House in 2009, and called to develop strategies to ensure Internet security from the government, private businesses and the general public.
"Where warranted, the United States respond to hostile action in cyberspace, as we would any other threat to our country," said a spokesman for Washington, adding that such responses would be using " all necessary means ", including military.