In a doomsday cyber attack scenario, answers are unsettling

What if a crippling attack struck the country’s digital infrastructure? Experts including current and former officials tackle the question. The results show that the peril is real and growing.The crisis began when college basketball fans downloaded a free March Madness application to their smart phones. The app hid spyware that stole passwords, intercepted e-mails and created havoc.Soon 60 million cellphones were dead. The Internet crashed, finance and commerce collapsed, and most of the nation’s electric grid went dark. White House aides discussed putting the Army in American cities.To read this report in The Los Angeles Times in full, see:,0,305928.story

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