Obama: Cyberattack Attempts Against US Will Accelerate

ELMAU, Germany (AP) -

President Barack Obama said the problem of hackers targeting the U.S. government is going to accelerate.

Obama addressed cybersecurity following a massive hack of U.S. government employees’ personnel files, described as the most significant cyberattack in U.S. history.

Obama said that part of the problem is that the U.S. has very old systems for detecting intrusions. He said the U.S. is upgrading old systems agency by agency to ensure that technology is up to date.

But Obama said that the problem isn’t going away. He said that both governments and individuals are “throwing everything they’ve got” at U.S. systems, and that the U.S. must therefore be much more attentive to cybersecurity.

Obama commented Monday in Germany at the close of a summit of the world’s leading democracies.