Concerns Mount over Major Web Strike

“A coordinated online strike against Internet servers by terrorists, dubbed ‘electronic jihad,’ may or may not strike this week, security experts said. One security researcher in Moscow warned that Thursday would be the day in question.

But a recent string of attacks on primary Internet services and the unraveling of major encryption routines are raising concerns in the Internet operator community.

According to a Tuesday RIA Novosti report, Russian security researcher Yevgeny Kaspersky, founder of Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs International, said a strike against political and financial sites was expected on Thursday.” (eWeek)

New CIA Director Wants Power to Spy On, Arrest, U.S. Citizens

Rep. Porter Goss, President Bush’s nominee to head the CIA, recently introduced legislation that would give the president new authority to direct CIA agents to conduct law-enforcement operations inside the United States—including arresting American citizens.

The legislation, introduced by Goss on June 16 and touted as an “intelligence reform” bill, would substantially restructure the U.S. intelligence community by giving the director of Central Intelligence (DCI) broad new powers to oversee its various components scattered throughout the government.” (Capitol Hill Blue)