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-- al-Qaeda threat targeting the United States Fox News obtaining a terror videotape that encourages operatives.
To use the web to launch a cyber war against our infrastructure.
Correspondent Catherine Herridge is live in Washington with more Catherine how did the senators first weren't about this day.
Thank you bring good morning the leadership of the senate homeland security committee tells fox -- to -- web video calling for cyber attacks in the US.
Was first brought to their attention about a week ago.
-- proton -- -- -- -- my ranking member senator Susan Collins and me she had just.
By the FB of -- -- this.
Tape that they have translated from the Arabic.
And called on people to join an electronic Jihad.
This video is but first evidence.
That we have that actually gives us the proof.
The proof that al-Qaeda wants launched a cyber attacks against the United States -- images were pulled from that six minute video.
Calling for an electronic Jihad also claims -- US is vulnerable to cyber attacks just -- airline security.
Was vulnerable to hijackers on 9/11 in this morning listeners -- questioning why it took so long to bring the video to their attention into the attention of secretary Napolitano.
Because it appears to be part of a much larger video about forty minutes in -- that may have been released late last year.
Catherine is this tape related to other cyber attacks.
When the senators believe a connection between the spike in cyber attacks and the -- video cannot be discounted -- -- -- eleven.
There were a 100000 cyber incidents -- Homeland Security responded to.
And a fivefold increase in the number of attacks aimed -- in industrial control systems.
They like the central nervous system of critical infrastructure including power plants in dams.
It would be now I need for us -- thing.
That al-Qaeda it's not responsible for at least some of those attacks.
And it's not just a cut a senator Lieberman confirmed to fox that Iran is investing heavily.
In cyber attacks also the human capital -- will need to expand its capabilities.
Katherine Harris live in Washington Catherine thanks.
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