New wave of cyberattacks against U.S. corporations

The new attacks seek to destroy data or to manipulate industrial machinery and take over or shut down the networks that deliver energy or run industrial processes.

Warnings from federal officials, including a vague one issued last week by the Department of Homeland Security, are being prompted by a new wave of cyberattacks that are striking American corporations.  Officials say this time the attackers’ aim is not espionage but sabotage, and the source seems to be somewhere in the Middle East.



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