Cybergeddon Fear Stalks US FBI
by Sebastian Smith Sebastian Smith – Tue Jan 6, 3:48 pm ET
Shawn Henry, assistant
director of the FBI's cyber division, told a conference in
"Other than a nuclear device or some other type of destructive weapon, the threat to our infrastructure, the threat to our intelligence, the threat to our computer network is the most critical threat we face," he added.
US experts talk of "cybergeddon," in which an advanced economy -- where almost everything of importance is linked to or even controlled by computers -- is sabotaged by hackers.
Michael Balboni, deputy secretary for public safety in
Henry said that terrorist groups are working to create a virtual 9/11, "inflicting the same kind of damage on our country, on all our countries, on all our networks, as they did in 2001 by flying planes into buildings."