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[ISN] Cyber warfare threat to America cannot be 'overstated', top U.S. intelligence chief warns Congress

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Feb 11 2011 - 09:47:42 GMT

By Daily Mail Reporter
10th February 2011

America's top intelligence chief warned Congress today that the cyber
warfare facing the U.S. is increasing in scope and scale.

James Clapper said its impact was difficult to 'overstate' as he
outlined the threat posed by al-Qaeda and its splinter groups and the
proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

The Director of National Intelligence was expected to tell the
Congressional hearing that al-Qaeda was his No1 priority, according to
U.S. officials.

But he is likely to come under fire over missing the signs of Arab
revolt in Tunisia and Egypt.

Clapper will face tough questioning about the toppling of the Tunisian
leader and the major threat to Egypt's President Mubarak - two U.S


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