Former NSA Chief: Cyberattacks Possible if Snowden Is Arrested

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Aug 18, 2013 11:59 pm PST

The former director of the National Security Agency, Michael Hayden, warned yesterday that if the United States apprehends Edward Snowden, hackers could respond with cyberattacks and even cyberterror. And, by hackers he means, “nihilists, anarchists, activists, Lulzsec, Anonymous, 20-somethings who haven’t talked to the opposite sex in five or six years.”

Hayden issued his warning on Tuesday during a speech on cybersecurity at Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washinton, D.C., think tank, as reported by The Guardian.

“If and when our government grabs Edward Snowden, and brings him back here to the United States for trial, what does this group do?” asked Hayden, who also said he was being provocative and “illustrative,” not “predictive.”


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