On a article appeared on Security Affairs, is reported the analysis of NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers, confirming the risks of efficient cyber espionage by at least two countries other than China.
This fact, joined to the continuation of massive data gathering activity on US citizens (even if data harvesting rules have been changed after the datagate) has an incredible side effect: in fact, not only the US government has spied or continue to spy on his citizens but what’s worst is that they can’t provide an effective protection to this data.
If the NSA Director admit that there are at least two or three countries able to penetrate high level government technological infrastructure, who can assure that data about US citizens is out of cyber attacks?
If government intelligence is aware of the possibility of successful cyberattacks from foreign countries it’s a double crime to harvest indiscriminately data about his own citizens. This is no more only a privacy problem but also a risk of leaking information to other enemy States.
As we already know that control is the first and most important power, we can imagine (and sometimes have clues) that every Government is interested to gather the highest volume of information about his own citizens too but this is unacceptable if the intelligence itself is aware of the fact that State’s main cyber infrastructures are vulnerable to other countries cyberwarriors.