WikiLeaks Releases Secret List of Critical Infrastructure Sites

Now, would you have released that list? If so, why? If not, why not?

Steve Aftergood, director of the Federation of American Scientists' Project on Government Secrecy, said that while it might interest potential attackers to know what facilities the United States deems sensitive and critical, a motivated attacker is capable of selecting his own targets without government aid.

"My own opinion is that there's no shortage of potential targets that hostile actors might find interesting, and they don't need a State Department list to assist them," he told Threat Level....
He noted, however, that what's not on the list could be deemed just as important to an attacker.

"By implication it also says that facilities not listed here may not be deemed as important by the government or may not have been recognized by the government as sensitive and may therefore be receiving less protection," he said. [Yes, he did.]

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