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Dempsey: U.S. under daily cyber attacks

The top U.S. military officer is calling for more aggressive action to bolster America’s online defense.

Gen. Martin Dempsey is chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His comments are just the latest to focus on the area of cybersecurity, according to Reuters.

Dempsey says the U.S. loses intellectual property, the networks are under attack every day and it will take a “whole government” approach to address the threat.

Data theft is only one area of concern. U.S. officials stepped up warnings about possible destructive cyber attacks after the computer virus Stuxnet emerged in 2010.

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