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US security chief: cyber-threats ‘on par’ with 9/11

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April 9, 2008
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“One of America’s most senior security officialsPortrait Michael Chertoff has said that the threat posed by cyber-crime is “on a par” with the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Michael Chertoff, the Homeland Security Secretary, said that computer-based attacks had the ability to cripple financial institutions and government networks.” (The Times)