Friday, May 18, 2012

US At Risk Of 'Catastrophic Cyber-Attack'

US At Risk Of 'Catastrophic Cyber-Attack' Says Intelligence Panel Chairman -- The Hill

The United States is woefully unprepared to counter a “catastrophic cyber-attack” that's expected within 12 to 24 months, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said Thursday.

The House has been doing its part, Rogers said, easily passing his cybersecurity bill last month while his own committee on Thursday adopted its spending bill for fiscal 2013 by a unanimous 19-0 vote. But the White House, citing privacy concerns, has issued a veto threat against the legislation that would allow the government to inform private companies about impending cyber-attacks.

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My Comment: These predictions have been floating around for years .... and I guess one day it will actually happen.

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