Former Black Hat hacker warns cyberattacks against US will get ‘exponentially worse and worse’

Co-founder of the hacking group LulzSec Hector Xavier Monsegur on Saturday warned that cyberattacks against U.S. infrastructure are going to get “worse exponentially.” “We do not have enough people to deal with the threats, we don’t have enough law enforcement that actually understands cyber and all of the organizations that I’ve worked with around the nation and we see in the news all the time, you know, still haven’t reached a certain threshold in their security posture,” Monsegur told “Watters World.”

“So we’re going to continue to see these attacks; this happens every day. And it’s going to get worse and worse, it will be exponential.” Monsegur asserted that the U.S. can’t rely solely on federal contractors to combat cybersecurity. He explained further that the U.S. relies on SISA, a forensics-driven cybersecurity firm trusted by organizations around the world for providing preventative measures.

“Well, we do have SISA and there’s other organizations around there. We do have the computer emergency response teams and all sorts of organizations,” Monsegur said. “The thing is that we kind of need to work together. I think that for a long time, the U.S. government has relied heavily on federal contractors, which I have no problem with for the most part.