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It's the ultimate borderless crime the FBI's director today issuing that warning about the threat of cyber terrorism.
Some experts -- could soon surpass old school terrorism as the country's top concern.
Here's another director Robert Mueller put it today.
Terrorists are increasingly cyber savvy like -- every other multinational.
Organization they're using the Internet to grow their business.
And to connect with like minded individuals and they are not hiding in the shadows of cyberspace director Mueller added FBI agents have to track.
All of these threats of cyber.
Which of cyber threats I should say which -- way beyond terrorism.
To espionage among competing businesses a hostile foreign nations.
And we've seen some high profile hack attacks have put our own personal information like email addresses and credit card numbers at serious risk.
Catherine Herridge -- security force and she's live in Washington what else are we learning out of all this cat.
I think several not mentioning Iran Russia or China by name the FBI director saying the cyber threat is one of the most serious -- in the US with a sharp increase in the number of attacks.
This is called the cyber 12 punch -- nation state or terrorist organization.
For steals intellectual property then that information is used to interfere jam or disrupt operations on the battlefield.
Certainly long term threatened by a nation states who are finding new and ingenious ways to actual trade information.
That'll give them a jump back here in terms of developing -- You -- on one -- developing new technology.
For any future conflict.
Or on the other hand enabling them to do is -- our technology -- in in a time of war.
And two hours from now Fox News confirming that a major cyber briefing is taking place on Capitol Hill for all of the senators with director Mueller Homeland Security secretary Napolitano.
And the head of the NSA Keith Alexander sources tell fox they will explain.
How the administration will respond to a major cyber event -- -- the FBI director insert a question.
About attacking American citizens right here on our own soil.
That's correct FBI director Mueller was asked twice by Republican congressman Kevin Yoder.
Whether attorney general -- three criteria for the quote muffled targeted killing of Americans.
Applied to US citizens inside the US and significantly both times smaller deflected to holder.
Is that only apply to -- citizen its overseas or does that apply to US citizen it's yours I have to go back.
I'm not certain whether that was addressed -- not am gonna defer that.
Others in the Department of Justice.
We asked the justice department for clarification this afternoon on the attorney general's speech and whether it did apply in any way to US citizens -- said the US.
What we were told on background is that the Justice Department could not imagine a scenario under which.
Under which -- that could take place shepherd but we're clearly seeking more clarification.
Much like you couldn't have imagined a scenario under which it would murdered American citizen outside of our country well I tell -- my point -- writing.
Here is never done that before and.
That's correct that the -- first time that we've and then I would add that in the space of one month a three Americans.
Were killed at the hands of the US government one was a targeted killing in the other two were described including a sixteen year old as collateral damage -- -- Catherine -- in Washington Catherine thank you welcome.
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