Cyberterrorism Seen as Bigger ‘Critical Threat’ to US Than Creation of Nuclear Weapons Abroad – Poll

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Earlier, the Biden administration blasted Russia and China over recent allegations that claim their respective governments organized hacking attacks against several US federal agencies and dozens of private sector companies. The Gallup poll was conducted shortly after US President Joe Biden addressed the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A growing number of Americans believe cyberterrorism poses a larger to the US than international terrorism or the development of nuclear weapons, a new Gallup survey published on Monday has found.

The possibility of North Korea and Iran both developing nuclear weapons ranked second (77%) and third (75%) on the list, with international terrorism and, of course, the “spread of infectious diseases throughout the world” rounding out the top five.

Researchers stated in their findings that their new data only marked an increase of nine percentage points when it came down to threats posed by an infectious disease, highlighting the current effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase was noted when figures were compared against a 2016 Gallup survey.

Additionally, survey officials concluded that there was no partisan split by respondents when it came to labelling cyberterrorism, development of nuclear weapons by North Korea and international terrorism as the US’ top critical threats.

Other concerns listed on the survey included global warming, Russia’s military power, the ongoing…

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