Disinformation: a valuable tool if used right

Planting disinformation is another strategy that’s gaining popularity, [Robert Clark, operational attorney for the U.S. Army Cyber Command] said.

Placing fake blueprints or software code in a place where hackers could steal them could be a legal, effective diversion. But spreading flawed airplane designs or pharmaceutical formulas that make their way into products and hurt people might not be, he said.