WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)-- Al Qaeda, nation states, and criminals are preparing for major cyber attacks against U.S. infrastructure that could be comparable to the devastating September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
"We're in a pre-9/11 moment, in some respects, with cyber," said John Carlin, assistant attorney general for national security in the Justice Department.
Carlin said al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri recently issued a videotape statement indicating the group is planning cyber attacks against U.S. infrastructure—such as the electrical grids or financial networks.
Terrorists, nation states Carlin did not specify, and sophisticated criminal groups "have the capability now to cause significant damage" through cyber attacks. -- Source
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