U.S. Government Sees Rise in Cyber Attacks

A senior Department of Homeland Security official said that the U.S. government is seeing a rise in cyber attacks aimed at taking over control systems that operate critical infrastructure, such as industrial facilities and pipelines. Greg Schaffer, assistant secretary for the DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, said the government is tracking more and more cyber attacks that have a greater level of sophistication and are tailored to target specific types of industrial infrastructure, such as power grids.