Freedom of information: Public ignorant of cyberspace attacks

A U.S. senator concerned that the American public has not been adequately informed about the dangers of cyberspace attacks is seeking to poke a hole in the classification system to raise awareness.

Steven Aftergood of Secrecy News quoted Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) about the effects of the attacks, “Every year, cyber attacks inflict vast damage on our Nation’s consumers, businesses, and government agencies. This constant cyber assault has resulted in the theft of millions of Americans’ identities; exfiltration of billions of dollars of intellectual property; loss of countless American jobs; vulnerability of critical infrastructure to sabotage; and intrusions into sensitive government networks.” -db

From Secrecy News, April 18, 201, by Steven Aftergood.

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