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Pentagon Official Warns of Risk of Cyber Attacks

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March 17, 2009
Cyberthreats
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The head of the Pentagon’s Strategic Command warned Congress today that the United States is vulnerable to cyberattacks “across the spectrum” and that more needs to be done to defend against the potential of online strikes, which could “potentially threaten not only our military networks, but also our critical national networks.”

But Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton made clear to a House Armed Services subcommittee that he has not been asked to defend most government Web sites nor the commercial and public infrastructure networks whose destruction could cripple the nation. [WashPost]