Brace yourselves for the ‘terabyte (sic) of death’, warns US army IT boss


The outgoing head of the Defense Information Systems Agency, which handles computer security for the US Department of Defense, has warned a massive cyber-attack is “looming” at the American military’s door.

Over lunch on Thursday, Army Lieutenant General Alan Lynn, who retires in a few months, told the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Washington chapter that a few years ago, just one or two “gigabytes” – we’re assuming he meant gigabits or gigabytes per second – of junk network traffic would be thrown at the military’s internet gateways by miscreants, but those days are long gone. Now the tsunamis of duff packets to overwhelm servers are a lot bigger.

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Source: The Register