Obama to Simulate Cyber Attack on New York Power to Lobby U.S. Senators

Posted in: Legal & Security at 08/03/2012 16:24

The Obama administration will simulate a cyber attack crippling New York City's electric supply during a summer heat wave to drum up support for cybersecurity legislation.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency and Justice Department are among agencies in Washington involved today in a Senate briefing on the New York scenario, said Vincent Morris, a spokesman for Senator Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and John Brennan, the White House counterterrorism adviser, are taking part.

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