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July 31, 2012

Obama warns US on cyber-threats

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by the BBC

The US should take the chance to stay ahead of its cyber-adversaries, said Barack Obama. The cyber arms race is beginning, cyber-attacks pose the “most serious economic and national security” challenge America faces, said President Obama. The US President spelled out the scale of the threat in an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal. Foreign governments, crime gangs and individuals were probing America’s net defences every day. The US had to do more to put essential defences in place to avoid the debilitating effects of an attack. “It would be the height of irresponsibility to leave a digital backdoor wide open to our cyber-adversaries,” he wrote in the newspaper’s editorial column. Enemies struggling to defeat the US on the terrestrial battlefield may move the conflict to cyberspace, he warned.

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