Cyberattacks Could Paralyze U.S., Former Defense Chief Warns

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Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld

Nov. 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta delivered strong warnings about the risks of cyberattacks on the country. His conviction that a possible “cyber Pearl Harbor” may be looming has not tempered since leaving the post last year.
In fact, Panetta today said that the risk of a major cyberattack against the nation’s infrastructure is “the most serious threat in the 21st century.”

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