Skip to comments.Pentagon creating teams to launch cyberattacks as threat grows
Posted on 03/12/2013 9:06:35 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
The Pentagons Cyber Command will create 13 offensive teams by the fall of 2015 to help defend the nation against major computer attacks from abroad, Gen. Keith Alexander testified to Congress on Tuesday, a rare acknowledgment of the militarys ability to use cyberweapons.
The new teams are part of a broader government effort to shield the nation from destructive attacks over the Internet that could harm Wall Street or knock out electric power, for instance. . .
Describing an attack on Saudi Arabias national oil company, he said: Last summer, in August, we saw a destructive attack on Saudi Aramco, where the data on over 30,000 systems were destroyed. And if you look at industry, especially the anti-virus community and others, they believe its going to grow more in 2013. And theres a lot that we need to do to prepare for this.
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Day late, and a dollar short as usual.
Kinda doubt it
As usual. This should have done years ago. What idiots we have in leadership. Too bad these slime bags couldn't step aside and let adults run things.
The Pentagon should never admit they weren’t doing this already. Dumbasses. They’ll probably actually be HELPING China, NK, Russia, etc, attack US. Might as well finish the job 0bama started, right?