Tag: infrastructure

US Government Expects Major Cyber Attack

US Government Expects Major Cyber Attack

| March 17, 2012 | 1 Reply

Pam Benson CNN – Security Clearance    The United States will soon suffer a catastrophic cyberattack if it doesn’t act now to prevent it, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warned Thursday. “The clock is ticking and winding down,” Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, said at a hearing on the security threats facing the United […]

Read More

Cyber Attack on New York Power Grid

Cyber Attack on New York Power Grid

| March 11, 2012 | 1 Reply

Eric Engleman and Chris Strohm Bloomberg   The Obama administration simulated a cyber attack on New York City’s power supply in a Senate demonstration aimed at winning support for legislation to boost the nation’s computer defenses. Senators from both parties gathered behind closed doors in the U.S. Capitol yesterday for the classified briefing attended by Homeland […]

Read More

Cyber Threat From China

Cyber Threat From China

| March 11, 2012 | 1 Reply

Siobahn Gorman Wall Street Journal   WASHINGTON—China almost certainly would mount a cyberattack on the U.S. in the event of a conflict, and the U.S. has no clear policy to determine how to respond appropriately, a congressional advisory panel is set to warn on Thursday. In a lengthy report analyzing Chinese cyber-capabilities and the threat […]

Read More

Anonymous Targeting Power Grid?

Anonymous Targeting Power Grid?

| March 8, 2012 | Reply

Rosa Prince The Telegraph   The Anonymous hacking group may soon have the ability to launch an attack on global power networks, a US official has warned. The claim was immediately rejected by the loosely-linked group of hackers, who accused the National Security Agency of “fear-mongering” after its director, General Keith Alexander, made the claims in […]

Read More