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25 October, 2012

Assessing Doomsday: How Cyber War Could Attack U.S. Infrastructure

Assessing Doomsday: How Cyber War Could Attack U.S. Infrastructure: U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta did his best to scare the pants off of the American people last week. In a briefing with reporters, he warned of the growing danger of cyberwarfare and its potential to cripple critical infrastructure in the United States. With the rise of so-called state-sponsored cyber attacks in recent months in the form of viruses called Flame, Mahdi, Stuxnet and now Shamoon, how much does the U.S. have to worry about malicious hackers terrorizing American infrastructure?

If you believe Panetta, the answer is a lot.

The Defense Secretary painted a very grim picture of the cyber threats that could do damage in the U.S. - leading to significant damage and loss of life. Panetta noted to reporters that, “cyber-actors are probing America’s critical infrastructure networks,” and are targeting control systems for electricity, water, transportation and chemical facilities...

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