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Nation’s Infrastructure Still Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

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August 4, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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via ABC News

In past wars, a hostile army would send troops to sabotage a bridge. Now a terrorist can send a suicide bomber to attack a mass transit system. In the future, experts are worried that malicious hackers — perhaps even working for China, Iran or North Korea — could bring down America’s critical infrastructure.

Nuclear reactors, the electric grid and the banking sector are all attractive targets, according to testimony Tuesday before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations by the director of information security issues at the Government Accountability Office. And while foreign attackers have yet to launch a serious attack on U.S.-based infrastructure, some security experts say that terrorists are looking for ways to make it happen.

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