US intelligence networks are short of IT staff and have had to go cap in hand to the senate to ask them to hire more.
According to the Washington Times, the plague of foreign hackers has become the new terrorism, and the security threat is starting to become the nation's biggest headache.
US intelligence officials have ranked the specter of cyber-attacks as a major threat on par with concerns over terrorism and North Korea.
FBI Director Robert Mueller has warned that cyber-crime is fast becoming a major threat to the United States.
FBI director Robert Mueller has warned that Al Qaeda's increasing online presence poses a clear and present danger to the United States of America.