U.S. Defense Chief Warns of 'Cyber Pearl Harbor'Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 13:40
U.S. Defense Chief Warns of 'Cyber Pearl Harbor'
October 12, 2012
The United States is facing a possible “cyber Pearl Harbor” carried out by computer hackers that could result in infrastructure damage and loss of life, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.
Calling the Internet a “battlefield of the future” where America’s enemies “can seek to do harm to our country, to our economy, and to our citizens,” Panetta said in a speech Thursday evening that the US Congress must pass cyber security legislation in order to protection the nation.
“Without it, we are and we will be vulnerable,” Panetta said in a speech at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on the Hudson River in New York City.