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Cyber attacks are becoming lethal, warns US cyber commander

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September 16, 2011
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via Computer Weekly

Cyber attacks are escalating from large-scale theft and disruption of computer operations to more lethal attacks that destroy systems and physical equipment, according to the head of the US Cyber Command.

“That’s our concern about what’s coming in cyberspace – a destructive element,” General Keith Alexander told a US conference on cyber warfare, according to the Washington Times.

Alexander, who is also the director of the National Security Agency (NSA), said that future computer-based combat is likely to involve cyber strikes that cause widespread power outages and even physical destruction of machinery.

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