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Warning on Cyberattack 'Exaggerated'
"China is developing a cyberattack capability, but it appears it is a component of their overall military strategy, to be used in case of [conventional] war," said Vince Cannistraro, former director of counterintelligence at the CIA.
Although experts agree that other nations and even terrorist groups are researching cheap and easy ways to use IT to offset the U.S.'s conventional military might, they say most reports have exaggerated the threat. Information warfare isn't something that's launched without plans for a conventional war, and terrorists have shown little interest in the bloodless outcome of cyberattacks, said Eric Shaw, a former CIA clinical psychologist and profiler.
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