1. Defense

    Panetta Warns of Cyberattack

    US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talks to the media after a meeting of NATO defence ministers at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on October 10, 2012. Countering deadly insider attacks by Afghan forces on their NATO allies is a key element for success in Afghanistan, Panetta said as the death toll mounts.  AFP PHOTO / Thierry Charlier        (Photo credit should read THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Looks like we have more to worry about on the Internet than the latest cat videos. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Thursday of the possibility of a "cyber-Pearl Harbor" as a consequence of increasingly vulnerable cybersecurity measures in the United States. Among the institutions on which he claims foreign hackers could wreak havoc are the nation's power grid, transportation systems, financial networks, and even the government itself. But don't worry. The cat videos are probably safe.

    Read it at The New York Times