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Cyber-war Could Threaten Security of Critical Infrastructure

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Cyberwar-Could-Threaten-Security-of-Critical-Infrastructure-559988/

In a new report released by McAfee, several noted security experts discuss the improving cyber-warfare capabilities of the world's superpowers and the risks facing critical infrastructures.


The ability of several countries to launch politically motivated cyber-attacks has increased and put critical infrastructure in the crosshairs, according to a sweeping report from McAfee.

In its fifth annual Virtual Criminology Report (PDF), McAfee noted that not only have politically motivated cyber-attacks increased, but countries such as Russia, the United States and China are developing advanced offensive capabilities. According to the report, the United States nearly put its capabilities front and center before the 2003 invasion of Iraq when U.S. military and intelligence agencies plan


Added: Nov-18-2009 Occurred On: Nov-18-2009
By: demirtas1
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Tags: Cyber-war, Security, McAfee, virus
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