July 29, 2010
LAS VEGAS — A former head of the CIA warned that government secrets pouring through WikiLeaks could sabotage the post 9-11 campaign to break down walls between rival US intelligence agencies.
“This is destructive on so many levels,” retired Air Force general and former CIA chief Michael Hayden said of the WikiLeaks saga, after an onstage chat on Wednesday at a Black Hat computer security conference in Las Vegas.
“It reinforces the darker angels. Leaders in the intelligence community have to come to grips with this problem and work hard to find an answer.”
Black Hat and an overlapping DefCon gathering of hackers have become venues for national security officials to court software wizards as allies to fight cyber wars, online crime syndicates and other mounting Internet threats.
This article was posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 4:59 am