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Cyber-Terrorism Warning Sounded

The U.S. is vulnerable to a one-two punch of violence and hacking, senators are told. The federal government needs to strengthen information security and collaborate with the private sector to ensure that the economy is safe from Internet-based attacks, a Senate subcommittee was told Tuesday. The technologies that direct transportation, water supplies, energy and emergency systems — including police, fire and rescue teams — are vulnerable to a combination of a traditional terrorist assault and a cyber-attack that would amplify catastrophic results, experts and federal officials testified. Deputy Assistant Atty. Gen. John Malcolm said no such cyber-attack had been launched. But Dan Verton, a former Marine Corps intelligence officer and author of a new book on cyber-terrorism, said an assault was “inevitable.” Full Story

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