Cyber Crime

Witcover: Twin towers of infamy

Witcover: Twin towers of infamy

Together, the 9/11 attacks and the Russian meddling in the last presidential election constitute twin towers of infamy, grave and intolerable attacks against this country and what it stands for.

The 2001 assault by hijacked commercial jets leveled pillars of American economic and military might in New York and Washington. Fifteen years later, the cyberspace hacking against the Democratic National Committee and other U.S. targets ripped into the political pillars of our cherished system of self-government.

Taken as one, these outrageous acts, the first by foreign terrorists and the second by a major autocratic foreign military and political power, are on a historical par with...