Is USA Loosing Data in Cyber War?By Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Sunday, May 16, 2010
As per US defense official, US is loosing enough data to fill Library of Congress and authorities have failed to anticipate the threat before. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world and it archives millions of books, photographs, maps and recordings. James Miller, principal deputy under secretary of defense for policy said that more than 100 foreign spy agencies and criminal group are trying to access the US Computer. He continued that US system have been investigated 1000 times and scanned million times a day.
‘The evolving cyber threat had outpaced our ability to defend against it. We are experiencing damaging penetrations - damaging in the sense of loss of information. And we don’t fully understand our vulnerabilities,’ Mr Miller said.
Miller’s comments came when the Obama administration develops a national strategy to secure U.S. digital networks and the Pentagon is building a new military command for cyber warfare which is capable of both offensive and defensive operations. The Senate last week confirmed National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander to head the new US Cyber Command.
Hackers have already got into the U.S. electrical grid and stole intellectual property, corporate secrets and money, according to the FBI’s cybercrime unit. In one incident, a bank lost $10 million in cash in a day. US officials said that there were attempts from China to penetrate their network before. Miller pointed out another interesting aspect that US needs to produce more computer programmer in the future.
Tags: China, Cybercrime, FBI, Lost, US Library of Congress