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Critical Infrastructure Vulnerable to Cyber Attack, Congress Fails to Act

Matt Ball on August 9, 2012 - in Uncategorized

America is increasingly exposed to the threat of cyber-attacks, as hackers go after money, intellectual property and other data from individuals, the financial industry, corporations, government and the defense business. Last Thursday, the U.S. Senate took up a bill to address the vulnerability in one key sector: the country’s critical infrastructure, including the electrical grid, nuclear power plants, oil and gas lines, water supply, and transit systems. But Republicans filibustered the measure, and it fell well short of the 60 votes needed to cut off debate.

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