U.S. not prepared for cyberattacks, ex-NSA chief warns

A recent cyberattack that wiped out data on three-fourths of the oil company Saudi Aramco’s computers should stand as a wake-up call for the United States, said former NSA Director Keith Alexander.

“This is a whole new ballgame,” Alexander said at a Bloomberg event Friday. “One that, quite frankly, as a country, I don’t think we’re prepared for.”

In August, Iranian hackers unleashed what is thought to be the most destructive cyberattack to date.


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