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U.S. Not Vulnerable to Type of Cyberattacks Launched at Georgia

Experts agree that the U.S. is probably more Internet-dependent than any place in the world and hence more vulnerable than any other country. However in a CNN report today, Scott Borg, director of the United States Cyber Consequences Unit, a nonprofit research institute, says that U.S. "can command so much bandwidth that it's hard to overwhelm our servers," in light of last week's, and still ongoing, cyberattacks against Georgia. "We are vulnerable to more sophisticated attacks, but right now most of the people who want to do us harm don't have those capabilities," says Borg.

Websites of key government security agencies, such as the Pentagon and the CIA, as well as large banks are difficult to bring down, according to experts. However successful, large-scale attack on U.S. computer systems could shutdown electric-power grids, transportation networks and industrial-supply chains.

Read full story: CNN

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Denial ? Simon Waters  –  Aug 21, 2008 2:08 PM PDT

It'll never happen to me ;)

I wonder what country the folks who wrote the Storm worm are from?
What was it at its peak 7% of all PCs with malware?
Now how much bandwidth do you need to take down big US bank websites (all of them at the same time)?

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