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Friday, October 12, 2012

Cyberattacks are Coming - Give up your internet! - Panetta says cyber attackers accessed controls for critical US infrastructure

Editor's Note: The US is the only country that has used Atomic weapons on another nation! Similarly, as far as we know the US is the only country (and possibly Israel) that has waged Cyberwarfare and Economic Warfare on other nations. So these warning from the US of the threats of Nuclear Weapons and Cyberattacks reeks of hypocrisy, at the very least. I personally doubt that outside of Russia and China, any other nation would have the know-how to wage Cyber-warfare against critical infrastructure of the US. I personally doubt that even China would have this capability, and even with Russia it would be a maybe not a certainty. However under the guise of Cyber-Terror, as under the guise of Terrorism, the last remaining bastion of the free flow of information, the Internet will be totally regulated and controlled, at least that is what the PTB desire to do! Resist now or cry later!

Defense secretary bluntly warns were in 'pre-9-11 moment' that could precede catastrophic attack, hints Iran involved
In a blunt admission designed to prod action, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Thursday night told business executives there has been a sudden escalation of cyber terrorism and that attackers have managed to gain access to control systems for critical infrastructure.
In a speech in New York City, Panetta said the recent activities have raised concerns inside the U.S. intelligence community that cyber terrorism might be combined with other attacks to create massive panic and destruction on par with the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
“These attacks mark a significant escalation of the cyber threat.  And they have renewed concerns about still more destructive scenarios that could unfold,” he said. “For example, we know that foreign cyber actors are probing America’s critical infrastructure networks.  
“They are targeting the computer control systems that operate chemical, electricity and water plants, and those that guide transportation throughout the country,” he added. “We know of specific instances where intruders have successfully gained access to these control systems.  We also know they are seeking to create advanced tools to attack these systems and cause panic, destruction, and even the loss of life.”
Current and former U.S. officials tell the Washington Guardian that U.S. investigators have growing evidence that Iran was behind a recent wave of cyber attacks, particularly those that temporarily paralyzed energy interests in two Middle East countries that are key U.S. allies.
Panetta stopped short in his speech of formally accusing Iran but left no doubt America has strong suspicions about Tehran. "Iran has also undertaken a concerted effort to use cyberspace to its advantage," he declared.

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