FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III told a Senate committee that hackers will one day outstrip terrorists as the top threat to the security of the United States of America. According to intelligence officials in an open hearing of the Senate, cyber attacks against government agencies and businesses in the United States are on the rise and cyber threats will one day surpass the danger of terrorism to the United States.
The FBI director noted that hacker groups like Anonymous and LulzSec have been carrying out a consistent campaign of distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks and the defacing of websites and that intrusions into NASDAQ and the International Monetary Fund undescore the vulnerability of key sectors of the economy.
Meanwhile, the Spanish government will strengthen the prosecution of “crimes” committed on the Internet:
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