Today, as the Defense Department released its new cyber security plan, it also revealed that 24,000 files were stolen back in March in the largest cyber attack on intelligence data ever. According to Deputy Defense Secretary, William Lynn, a foreign nation-state is suspected.
Some military experts are criticizing the new cyber security plan as being too defensive.
"We're on a path that is too predictable, way too predictable," said General James Cartwright, vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. "It's purely defensive. There is no penalty for attacking us now. We have to figure out a way to change that."
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Hackers Gained Access to Sensitive Military Files Jul 14, 2011 - New York Times
24000 Pentagon files stolen in major cyber breach, official says Jul 14, 2011 - Washington Post