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America is vulnerable to cyber-attacks

Dempsey (right): We are under constant attack every day (French - Archive)

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey on Monday that his country is vulnerable to attacks via the Internet and called to take further action to improve security.
In a speech - in front of a forum held in London - described as the first full speech since taking the presidency of the General Staff in September / September last Dempsey said, "We are losing a huge intellectual property rights and are subjected to constant attack every day."
And warned of attacks in recent years and targeted U.S. companies including Google and Nasdaq, the U.S. government and military officials to the need to address these threats.
Earlier in November the ongoing deployment of the U.S. Department of Defense Intelligence Agency report identifying both China and Russia as being the most active and continuity in the use of espionage after the emergence of e-mail virus Astoxnt last year.
It is believed that this virus was the cause of disruption of centrifuges used by Iran to enrich uranium, which Washington and other European countries it is used in the framework of a special secret program to produce nuclear weapons.
The Dempsey's remarks are the latest comments issued by the U.S. military official, sets the security of the Internet as a sector needs to focus and greater investment even after the feet and U.S. Department of Defense (Pentagon) to reduce its budget.

Source: Reuters

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