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22 oktober 2012

Maatschappij kan instorten door cyberaanval

Will the Apocalypse Arrive Online?
Door  Karen J. Greenberg, TomDispatch / Alternet, 21 oktober 2012

First the financial system collapses and it's impossible to access one’s money. Then the power and water systems stop functioning.  Within days, society has begun to break down.

[...] [Secretary of Defense Leon] Panetta is not the first Obama official to warn that the nation could be facing a cyber catastrophe, but he is the highest-ranking to resort to 9/11 imagery in doing so. Going out on a limb that previous cyber doomsayers had avoided, he mentioned September 11th four times in his speech, referring to our current vulnerabilities in cyber space as “a pre-9/11 moment.”

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