Cyber Attacks: Bigger Impact Than Terrorism

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, in a March 12th threat assessment speech to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, had the recent global cyber attacks at the top of the list - before terrorist attacks and weapons of mass destruction. While I could debate that gassing folk or blowing them to smithereens is a lesser threat than issuing DOS attacks and stealing national secrets, you can see this is serious stuff - and it could indeed be deadly; imagine remotely sabotaging a Nuclear power station or a sewage treatment plant by hacking the control systems.


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