Security Analyst: Hackers Are Trying To Take Down The Internet

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A screenshot of the Fancy Bears website fancybear.net seen on a computer screen in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. Confidential medical data of gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams and other female U.S. Olympians was hacked from a World Anti-Doping Agency database and posted online Tuesday Sept 13, 2016.
WADA said the hackers were a "Russian cyber espionage group" called Fancy Bears. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)
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There have been a number of recent major hacks of private information, including Colin Powell’s private emails, Democratic National Committee documents and emails and Olympic athletes’ medical records.

But those hacks could look minor if hackers succeed in taking down the entire internet.

Security analyst Bruce Schneier says he believes someone is trying to do that right now. He speaks with Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti.

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Bruce Schneier, security technologist and fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. He also writes a blog, “Schneier on Security.” He tweets @schneierblog.

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