Gloom and doom is the predicted forecast, but that is in regard to U.S. cybersecurity instead of the weather. Four top government cybersecurity officials have basically come out to say America is getting her hiney kicked in cyberattacks by nation state hackers.
“Your government failed you,” testified Richard Clarke, a former cybersecurity and cyberterrorism advisor for the White House. He said that to Congress about 9/11, but now he’s warning the people that we are defenseless when it comes to cybersecurity; our government has failed us again. Clarke stated, “Every major company in the United States has already been penetrated by China.”
To begin with, the “United States government did the Stuxnet attack,” Clarke claimed during an interview with Smithsonian. After dropping that bombshell, he then moved on to cyber espionage, stolen intellectual property and imported tech tainted with backdoor attack tools. He warned not to get him started on “our supply chain of chips, routers and hardware we import from Chinese and other foreign suppliers and what may be implanted in them — ‘logic bombs,’ trapdoors and ‘Trojan horses,’ all ready to be activated on command so we won’t know what hit us. Or what’s already hitting us.”
“My greatest fear,” Clarke says, “is that, rather than having a cyber-Pearl Harbor event, we will instead have this death of a thousand cuts. Where we lose our competitiveness by having all of our research and development stolen by the Chinese. And we never really see the single event that makes us do something about it. That it’s always just below our pain threshold. That company after company in the United States spends millions, hundreds of millions, in some cases billions of dollars on R&D and that information goes free to China….After a while you can’t compete.”