[ISN] Spacecom on alert for cyberattacks

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Date: Wed Sep 12 2001 - 22:48:16 PDT

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    By George I. Seffers 
    Sept. 11, 2001
    U.S. Space Command has not yet detected any increase in cyberattacks
    either in conjunction with or following today's terrorist attacks on
    major U.S. targets, including the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.
    The theory within information warfare circles in recent years has been
    that a massive terrorist or state attack of this magnitude could be
    preceded by, conducted in concert with or followed by massive
    cyberattacks on the nation's critical infrastructure. Those
    cyberattacks -- especially if conducted prior to a physical attack --
    could theoretically disrupt banking and finance activities, military
    command and control, and traffic control.
    U.S. Space Command, the organization ultimately responsible for
    conducting cyberwarfare and nuclear warfare, is at maximum alert like
    the rest of the Defense Department, but networks so far are not under
    a coordinated attack.
    "We are doing the same things we do every day. We certainly are
    casting a more critical eye toward monitoring our networks," said Army
    Maj. Barry Venable, Space Command spokesman. "It's all very early, but
    so far we're seeing no increased activity on our networks."
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