General warns of cyber attacks

Hundreds of thousands of breaches attempted daily

General Keith Alexander, the man in charge of Cybercom, the U.S.’s new cyber security command, is warning of massive increases in the number of attempts by hackers and foreign countries to breach the nation’s internet security. Alexander told the Senate armed services committee that online infiltration could cause huge damage to the U.S. military and the nation’s infrastructure, and that the government is not prepared to secure itself against such attacks. The Obama administration is promising to spend billions to upgrade cyber defences, and has already hired hundreds of specialists with doctorates in computer technology to work at the Cybercom and start building better security measures.

The Guardian

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