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Global rules against cyberattacks must be updated

Time to recognize that civilian and military targets are now perilously entwined

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Colonial Pipeline's storage tank in Woodbridge, New Jersey: we hear on a regular basis of increasingly powerful attacks.   © AP

Humphrey Hawksley is an author and Asia specialist. His latest book is Asian Waters: The Struggle Over the Indo-Pacific and the Challenge to American Power.

The cyberattack that shut down an American East Coast pipeline underlines a global security challenge that needs urgent attention.

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