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Let's move on the verge of a cyber war US officials are blaming Iran for the recent string of attacks against US banks.
According Wall Street Journal this comes after defence secretary Leon Panetta warned.
That we are facing the threat of the cyber Pearl Harbor joining me now if you -- -- part MacFarlane Fox News national security analyst.
Do -- that serious and we know that's really strong language -- Harvard but that implies.
I hit a level into damaged well there's -- -- -- but then there's also the destruction I mean does -- make ends up both front.
Now we're already in a cyber war.
You know Iran we were the fact the first ones we the united says is her on -- base.
Claim credit for a -- had a cyber attack on Iran's nuclear enrichment program where we -- we had a worm that went into their computers.
And caused them to sort of go haywire stocks hearings -- does that says are hard to say yet now what you're talking without damage there.
-- -- with Saddam centrifuges which is -- you make enriched uranium from they were told that that they were spinning too fast into -- So if you look at the computer screen you thought everything was working just fine if you're Iranian scientists in fact they were not working just fine and they -- Burned out those centrifuges.
But what this attack is this hour run.
Has decided their counter -- so they created a cyber command and what these Bank of America.
And other financial institutions.
They're they're called denial service attacks in other words they sent out automated automatically generated hits to a website and they really crashed the website.
If any -- that no money was lost.
And people just couldn't access their account rate but it does seem like without much damage but perhaps this is just the first -- your first spotlight because what's happened in the last couple of days.
As we think Iran has launched a worm a cyber attack.
Again Saudi Arabian or out -- -- -- the Saudi -- company to.
To erase some of their data.
And that it and -- so obviously that would be a lot of destruction terms of production sure you know they -- their facilities but I think when you say Pearl Harbor a lot of people are thinking.
Weapons destruction death personally.
You know how would you have -- big you want to have the biggest attack and -- -- six you can imagine what would you do.
He wouldn't even necessarily need to go after the weapon systems if you shutdown the electric grid and the water supply.
In the United States what would happen to four hours -- be on our knees if you shut down the banking system.
All -- America's most volatile country in the world because everything we do is connected to the Internet and the email us at.
That's true -- -- -- Quick to take a lot of people think of not lap band and to bid death -- on not a big pick up when they -- of an attack QE.
You know -- can a cyber war.
Reached -- level where terrorists you know personal physical hunger for absolutely -- would even major eating any need to do it.
You adjust the threat of -- -- -- -- -- say for example the electric grid goes out on the East Coast.
During the heat wave.
And we do we think it's just because it was over do you it's right at and the Chinese site -- now.
Where -- the ones that caused that electric grid to crash and if you don't do what we say.
We're going to have the electric grid in San Diego and in Washington at a -- crash so how.
-- -- -- -- -- and how we protect the past it's very it's -- so hard to make offensive weapons to destroy somebody else's system.
What worms and somebody else assistant it's very hard to defend against.
And that's where we are now we're trying to figure out how would you -- fan.
Not just the military.
Defending against a cyber attack but the civilian economy so we don't know Korea are now and it's going to be nice not that easy to do -- KTR right thank you so much.
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