Wednesday, March 13, 2013

U.S. Intelligence Chiefs: Cyber Attacks Are Today's Biggest Threat

(L to R) National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen, FBI Director Robert Mueller, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Michael Flynn, and Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research Philip Goldberg, testify before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee during a hearing on "Current and Projected National Security Threats to the United States" on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, March 12, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

U.S. Official Cites Cyberattack Risks -- Wall Street Journal

Relatively unsophisticated hackers could eventually disrupt insecure computer networks running parts of vital functions like the power grid, a U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday in an annual assessment of world-wide threats that gave cybersecurity top billing.

The increasing risk of cyberattacks on critical U.S. infrastructure edged aside al Qaeda and terrorism, which were described as increasingly diffuse threats more likely to harm U.S. interests abroad than at home.

The annual assessment was provided by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

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More News From The Intelligence Chiefs On Cyber Attacks

Spy agencies say cyber attacks leading threat against U.S. -- Reuters
U.S. Steps Up Alarm Over Cyberattacks
-- Wall Street Journal
Growing cyber threat to US infrastructure: spy chief
-- AFP
Cyber-attacks a bigger threat than Al Qaeda, officials say -- L.A. Times
Intelligence chiefs warn that cyberattacks are nation’s top security threat -- The Hill
Cyber-attack threat 'could be worse than September 11' -- The Telegraph
Intelligence chief offers dire warning on cyberattacks -- CNet
Cyber-crime tops threats to U.S., intelligence chief says -- L.A. Times
Security Leader Says U.S. Would Retaliate Against Cyberattacks -- New York Times
Clapper Places Cyber at Top of Transnational Threat List -- US Department of Defense
Hacker Attacks Top Latest U.S. List of Global Threats -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Cyber attacks emerge as top threat to the country: US official -- The Asian Age
Spy Chief Says Little Danger of Cyber ‘Pearl Harbor’ in Next Two Years
-- Threat Level

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