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Cyber war is coming, the impact could be huge

Nov 09, 2009, 18:03 (1 Talkback[s])

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"Admiral Mike McConnell, Former Chief of National Intelligence says that the US are extremely dependent on the power grid and that they are not prepared for cyber attacks that would jeopardize it. He also believes that US' enemies have the needed capabilities to carry out a sophisticated attack on the nation's power grid and to achieve a cascading effect that would bring the nation to a standstill.

"...The incident that spurred the US government into action was the theft of an enormous amount of information - terabytes, actually - after the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, and probably the Department of Energy and NASA had been breached by a (still unknown) foreign power."

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