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October 19, 2012

US prepares first-strike cyber-forces

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:25 am

by the BBC

Cyber-attacks could inflict as much damage on the US as the physical attacks on 11 September 2001, the US defence secretary has warned. Leon Panetta said the country was preparing to take pre-emptive action if a serious cyber-attack was imminent. He said US intelligence showed “foreign actors” were targeting control systems for utilities, industry and transport. Advanced tools were being created to subvert key computer control systems and wreak havoc, said Mr Panetta.

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