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U.S. Cyber Command Officer Says China is Targeting Pentagon Computers

By ACFEI Staff2, CHS-III      ( 0 ) Comments   |   Published On Monday, October 1st, 2012

U.S. Cyber Command Officer Says China is Targeting Pentagon Computers

The U.S. Cyber Command's top intelligence officer accused China on Thursday of persistent efforts to pierce Pentagon computer networks and said a proposal was moving forward to boost the cyber command in the U.S. military hierarchy.
 
The overall sophistication and danger of cyber threats is increasing at an accelerating rate, not a linear rate. So the potential for these things to do destructive damage is very high. Army General Keith Alexander, who simultaneously heads Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, told a forum in July that unspecified foreign countries, hackers and criminal gangs contributed to a 17-fold jump in cyber attacks on U.S. infrastructure from 2009 to 2011.

Source: Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/27/samuel-cox-us-cyber-command-china_n_1921465.html?utm_hp_ref=technology

 

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