Sunday, June 17, 2012

Panetta Warns of Cyber Pearl Harbor: ‘The Capability to Paralyze This Country Is There Now’

Referring to a potential cyberattack against the United States, Sen. Lindsey Graham asked, "... I think, that there's a Pearl Harbor in the making here. You're talking about shutting down financial systems, releasing chemicals from chemical plants, releasing water from dams, shutting down power systems that can affect the very survival of the nation. What's the likelihood in the next five years that one of these major events will occur?"

Panetta answered, "All I can tell you is that technologically the capability to paralyze this country is there now."

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