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Cyberattacks more serious domestic threat to U.S. than terrorism: FBI

By ACFEI Staff2, CHS-III      ( 0 ) Comments   |   Published On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Cyberattacks more serious domestic threat to U.S. than terrorism: FBI

Homeland Security News Wire reports:

The heads of the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI), Department of Homeland Security(DHS), and National Counterterrorism Center(NCTC) have declared cyber attacks as the most likely form of terrorism against the United States in the coming years. “That’s where the bad guys will go,” FBI director James Comey said about cyberterrorism. “There are no safe neighborhoods. All of us are neighbors [online].”

The heads of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) have declared cyber attacks as the most likely form of terrorism against the United States in the coming years.

Testifying in front of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, FBI director James Comey asserted that cyber attacks would be a more common form of terrorism. “That’s where the bad guys will go,” Comey said. “There are no safe neighborhoods. All of us are neighbors [online].”

The Guardian reports that the heads of all three agencies urged Congress to maintain controversial surveillance programs with only minimal change.

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