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Some Experts Say Cyberterrorism is Very Unlikely

For years, government Internet experts have warned a “cyberterrorism” attack could steal national secrets, interrupt electric power, disrupt flight control systems, or worse, amounting to “an electronic Pearl Harbor.” But these days, a less alarmist viewpoint is emerging from experts who say the comparison is overblown. They liken the cyberterrorism threat to the approach of the Y2K bug, which featured much-publicized warnings of worldwide computer malfunctions that never materialized. “There are security problems on the Internet, but they are not a threat to national security,” said James Lewis, an analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. That’s because America’s important computer networks, “are more distributed, diverse, redundant and self-healing than a cursory assessment may suggest,” Lewis said. Full Story

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