Cybersecurity

FBI: Cyberattacks Becoming Greater Threat Than Terrorist Attacks

A nice argument to scale back the mass data collection

|


FBI Director Jim Comey testified Thursday that the risk of cyberattacks is likely to exceed the danger posed by al-Qaeda and other terrorist networks as the top national security threat to the United States and will become the dominant focus of law enforcement and intelligence services.

Appearing before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Comey said he expected Internet-related attacks, espionage and theft to emerge as the most consuming security issue for the United States by the end of his 10-year FBI term.

"We have connected all of our lives — personal, professional and national — to the Internet," Comey said. "That's where the bad guys will go because that's where our lives are, our money, our secrets."