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US defense secretary warns of cyber attacks targeting infrastructure

8:23 AM MDT | October 26, 2012 | —Kara Sissell

Panetta: Awareness is growing, but is still low. US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says that the United States is increasingly vulnerable to coordinated cyber attacks that could virtually paralyze parts of the nation’s transportation system and other critical infrastructures. “We know that foreign cyber actors are probing America’s critical infrastructure networks,” Panetta told attendees at a recent meeting of business leaders in New York. “They are targeting the computer control systems that operate chemical, electricity, and...

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