There’s another huge threat to the Internet. And the public doesn’t seem to care.

“This alert [from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation] provides information on Russian government actions targeting U.S. Government entities as well as organizations in the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation and critical manufacturing sectors.”

— Joint DHS and FBI memorandum, March 15, 2018

One curiosity of the cyber-age is that the American public seems relatively unconcerned by what, arguably, is the biggest threat from the Internet: attacks on the nation’s “critical infrastructure” — the electric grid, payment networks and water systems, among others.

The reaction to the recent DHS-FBI “alert” is a case in point. The report received middling media attention the day it was issued — and then coverage virtually vanished. Americans and their news outlets seem more preoccupied with President Trump’s endless political crises and Russia’s interference with the 2016 election.

No one — well, no

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