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Cyber crime ‘to overtake terrorism’ as top threat facing the US

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February 1, 2012
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Incidents
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Iran has been identified as the main cyber threat to the United States as the office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) claims that intrusions are not being detected.

The report by DNI James R. Clapper identified Iran as the main danger to America’s information security.

It said: “Russia and China are aggressive and successful purveyors of economic espionage against the United States. Iran’s intelligence operations against the United States, including cyber capabilities, have dramatically increased in recent years in depth and complexity. We assess that FIS (foreign intelligence services) from these three countries will remain the top threats to the United States in the coming years.”

He also claimed that FIS have launched numerous computer network operations that target US government agencies, businesses and universities, and believed that “many intrusions into US networks are not being detected”.

via SC Magazine, continued here.