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Americans spending for "Cyber Monday" reached a historic record

Americans spending for "Cyber Monday" reached a historic recordThe volume of online sales in the U.S. for "Cyber Monday" (Cyber Monday) in the current year has reached a historical record and totaled $ 1.25 billion. This was reported in the press release of the company comScore, which tracks the results of the "Cyber Monday". The result in 2011 exceeded last year (1.028 billion dollars) by 22 percent.

For the week of November 28 to December 2, according to comScore, Americans spent shopping online is also a record amount – nearly six billion dollars – 15 percent more than last year. The volume of online sales of over a billion dollars was recorded not only in itself, "Cyber Monday", but in the two days immediately following it.

U.S. effectively used cyber weapons

U.S. effectively used cyber weaponsThe U.S. has already used cyber weapons and efficiently. This was announced on Monday, the former director of National Intelligence, Vice Admiral Michael McConnell retired.

In an interview with "Reuters", he said that the U.S. has the ability to "attack, weaken or destroy" the enemy in cyberspace. In this case, McConnell pointed out that such actions "have been effective," not telling, with no information about when, under what circumstances, against whom and with what consequences America used its cyber weapons and which one.