By Tom Gjelten – “We can turn your computer into a brick,” U.S. officials told the startled executives, according to a participant in the meeting.
The warning came during a discussion of emerging cyberthreats at a secret session hosted by the office of the Director of National Intelligence and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security, along with Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the U.S. military‘s Cyber Command.
“When we see what our folks are capable of doing, we need to look back and say, ‘There are other smart people out there that can do things to this country,’ ” Alexander said. “We need to look at that and say, ‘How are we going to defend [against them]?’ “
The fear is that cyberweapons developed by the U.S. military could at some point fall into enemy hands and be turned against a U.S. target. more> http://tinyurl.com/7p7odl5
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