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The American public has known for quite some time that the journey on the Internet Superhighway is a precarious one. There is no denying that for many of us, if the correct combination of ones and zeroes are locked into place, our most coveted personal and financial secrets can be known.
The prominence of WikiLeaks has reinforced this notion, not only for Internet followers but for the US government. US and international agencies tirelessly work to root out supporters of the whistleblower Web site to stem the tide of information it distributes.
WikiLeaks, though, “only” distributes information that others have provided. The press is fond of pointing out weaknesses in curbing said distribution, and others strongly advocate it as a necessary freedom.
But that doesn’t answer the question – what about actual attacks on networks?
This is an area where US intelligence services and criminal justice professionals are making strong progress. Advancements in technology, combined with computer forensics have aided the ability of the US government to pinpoint the location of cyber attackers.