Attacks on American computer infrastructure

Reuters is reporting, "privately-owned U.S. computer networks remain vulnerable to cyber-attacks, and many U.S. companies are not doing enough to protect them, Deputy U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday. "I hope this isn't one of those situations where we won't do what we need to do until we get slammed," Carter told the annual Air Force Association conference. Attacks on American computer infrastructure by other countries and criminal gangs have soared in recent years, according to U.S. government officials. Efforts to pass legislation to strengthen U.S. cyber security have met obstacles such as privacy issues."