(INTELLIHUB) — John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, U.S. Dept. of Justice, announced Thursday that Al Qaeda terrorists may be planning an attack on infrastructure within the U.S. to 9/11 proportions and that targets may include banking systems and power grids.
According to Carlin, five members of the People’s Liberation Army, Unit 63198, have been indicted on hacking charges, showing the danger cyber threats pose to America.
The Washington Free Becon reported:
“It’s clear that the terrorists want to use cyber-enabled means to cause the maximum amount of destruction to our infrastructure.”
“It’s clear because they have said it,” he told the Aspen Security Forum, an annual gathering at the mountain resort town of senior, current, and former national security and military officials.
Moreover, Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri has vowed to attack the U.S., said Carlin.
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