Cyber attacks most serious threat to US: Intelligence agency

  • Cyber attacks by foreign nations and criminals are among the most serious threats faced by the US, according to American intelligence agencies.

    James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, said online attacks could dent American national security and economic competitiveness.

    According to a report submitted by his office, the Russian military was establishing a cyber command to launch attacks; and China, North Korea and Iran have been listed as the leading threats.

    In a congressional testimony Clapper, however, said the US did not face a cyber “Armageddon”.

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