Tonight at 9PM EST, CNBC will air “Code Wars: America’s Cyber Threat,” a CNBC Original that investigates global cyber threats, and explores the vulnerabilities we face as a nation.
In the one-hour documentary, correspondent Melissa Lee will cover stories of the hackers who pose these threats, to areas such our financial systems, power grids, telecommunications, water supply, flight controls and military communications, and the companies that work to protect these threats, and a government struggling to defend against this 21st century warfare.
Lee will also provide a rare behind-the-scenes look inside National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), a top secret facility near Washington that stands ready to respond to a large scale cyber attack. CNBC says the program will also profile the leader of a group of Chinese hackers who have tried to penetrate American government interests, and unravels the mystery behind Stuxnet.
Melissa Lee will speak with the co-founders of mobile security firm, Lookout, who will show her how easy it is for a hacker to steal information with just a laptop, a $50 antenna, and free software found online. “Code Wars” will also explore the cyber crime underground, where hackers from across the globe buy, sell and trade stolen goods and illegal services.
Finally, Lee travels to Estonia, one of the most Internet dependent countries in the world, which suffered a sustained cyber attack in 2007 that took down the nation’s banking system for days. The attack served as a wake-up call for Estonia and the rest of the world, and a window into the new world of cyber insecurity.
The program will re-air on Thursday, May 26th at 10PM ET/PT and Sunday, May 29th at 10PM ET.
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