Friday, March 15, 2013

Who Is Launching Cyber Attacks On America's Nuclear Command And Control Systems

Securing Command -- Washington Free Beacon

Strategic commander worried about cyber attacks on nuclear command and control.

U.S. strategic nuclear weapons and the command systems that control them are vulnerable to cyber attacks although most are hardened against many types of electronic attacks, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command said on Tuesday.

Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler said during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee that nuclear weapons and the communications used to control them are older and thus less vulnerable to disruption by computer network attacks.

“However, we are very concerned with the potential of a cyber related attack on our nuclear command and control and on the weapons systems themselves,” Kehler said. “We do evaluate that.”

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My Comment: This sounds like something that would come out of a "Terminator" movie.

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