posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 12:53 AM
Oh, joy. From preemptive war to preemptive national emergencies?
Taking the Cyberattack Threat Seriously, by Barack Obama
It doesn't take much to imagine the consequences of a successful cyber attack. In a future conflict, an adversary unable to match our
military supremacy on the battlefield might seek to exploit our computer vulnerabilities here at home. Taking down vital banking systems could trigger
a financial crisis. The lack of clean water or functioning hospitals could spark a public health emergency. And as we've seen in past blackouts, the
loss of electricity can bring businesses, cities and entire regions to a standstill.
And the "right-wingers" are fear-mongering?