ISIS has ambitions to bring pain and suffering to our shore. One way they desire to do that is through cyber warfare. They do not have a sophisticated capability yet, but they are seeking it. How long before they recruit the raw talent and develop the technologies to achieve this goal? Cyber space is one of our vulnerabilities. This nation is ‘hooked up’ with all its computer run things that are so convenient. The impact of a cyber attack on safety, the economy, and just the basics of life could be vast. As the threat grows, we still have time to improve our cyber security and cut down on the areas that could or will be impacted. Not enough seems to be getting done to protect us. Time seems to be on the side of ISIS.
As Written By Matthew Deal and first appeared on Fox News:
Top DOJ prosecutor: ISIS ‘actively’ seeking cyber attack tools
The Justice Department’s chief national security prosecutor said Wednesday that the Islamic State is “actively attempting” to possess destructive cyberattack capabilities, adding that the group is intent on causing major damage via cyber means.
Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin made the comments during the Financial Times Cyber Security Summit at the National Press Club in Washington. Carlin did note that there is no evidence to suggest ISIS yet has the ability to wage destructive hack attacks because, as he put it, if they had the capability “they’d use it.”
But speaking more broadly to ISIS’ cyber ambitions, Carlin touched on an ongoing case involving data theft when acknowledging the so-called caliphate’s less sophisticated capability.