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S. Hrg. 108-516; Serial No. J-108-58: Virtual Threat, Real Terror: Cyberterrorism in the 21st Century: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, February 24, 2004   [open pdf - 3MB]

Serial No. J-108-58: From the opening statement of Hon. Jon Kyl: "Today, we are going to examine the security of our cyber infrastructure and its vulnerability to cyberterrorist attacks. As the world has grown more connected through the Internet and cyberspace, the dangers associated with attacks on that technology have also increased. The quantity and quality of cyber attacks are on the rise. The number of computer security intrusions increased from about 84,000 in 2002 to 137,000 in 2003...Terrorists are targeting our cyber infrastructure and we have got to educate the public about this threat. According to news reports, data from al-Qaeda computers found in Afghanistan show that the group had scouted systems that control critical U.S. infrastructure. An attack on these systems could have devastating results, especially if done in conjunction with a physical attack...The Subcommittee today will hear from five witnesses, three experts from the Federal Government and two from the private sector." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Dianne Feinstein, Jon Kyl, Patrick J. Leahy, Keith Lourdeau, John G. Malcolm, Howard A. Schmidt, Dan Verton, Amit Yoran, Peter Huber, and Mark Mills.

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