Monday, June 13

Cyberattack could be our next Pearl Harbour

Appearing before the US senate, Leon Panetta, secretary of defence, warned that the US could face a cyberwarfare in the battles to come.

“The next Pearl Harbor we confront could very well be a cyber attack that cripples our power systems, our grid, our security systems, our financial systems, our governmental systems,” Panetta said.

The Obama administration recently unveiled its proposal for global cybersecurity. Statements from the Pentagon have also indicated that the government will consider cyberattacks originating from foreign countries to be equivalent to acts of war meriting military response.

Who draws the line to differentiate a criminal act from a riot or a protest?


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