TV News LIES

Sunday, Jul 23rd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) US prepares first-strike cyber-forces

US prepares first-strike cyber-forces

E-mail Print PDF

cyber warCyber-attacks could inflict as much damage on the US as the physical attacks on 11 September 2001, the US defence secretary has warned.
Leon Panetta said the country was preparing to take pre-emptive action if a serious cyber-attack was imminent.

He said US intelligence showed "foreign actors" were targeting control systems for utilities, industry and transport.Advanced tools were being created to subvert key computer control systems and wreak havoc, said Mr Panetta.

"An aggressor nation or extremist group could gain control of critical switches and derail passenger trains, or trains loaded with lethal chemicals," said Mr Panetta in a speech to business leaders held on the USS Intrepid - a former aircraft carrier that is now a museum.

"They could contaminate the water supply in major cities, or shut down the power grid across large parts of the country.  Such a destructive cyber-terrorist attack could paralyse the nation and create a profound new sense of vulnerability," he said.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


8 found dead in packed, blistering hot truck in Texas Walmart parking lot

8 dead in trailer truckAn apparent smuggling operation involving undocumented immigrants came to a tragic conclusion early Sunday morning when...

Actor John Heard, Who Played Dad in ‘Home Alone’ Films, Dies at 72

John Heard dies at 72John Heard, best known as Peter McAllister in the "Home Alone" movies and who appeared in...

State of Kentucky to pay almost $225,000 to plaintiffs in Kim Davis case

Kim DavisA federal judge ruled that the state of Kentucky is required to pay legal fees to...

Judge declines to remove block on Trump sanctuary cities order

Judge William OrrickA federal judge in California has denied a request by the Trump administration to remove an...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!