Friday, February 19, 2010

Cyber-Espionage Still a Large Threat

Security of our cyber net is still a huge issue that needs to be dealt with.  Many of our government institutions and private defense contractors have had their computer network systems hacked by both criminal elements and foreign government entities. 
"The Pentagon's forensics-focused Cyber Crime Center, where Shirley is executive director, found that between August 2007 and August 2009, 71 government agencies, contractors, universities and think tanks with connections to the U.S. military had been penetrated by foreign hackers, in some cases multiple times. In total, Shirley told Forbes, the center performed 116 investigations following spying breaches and found that in all but 14 of those cases the intruders had gained complete administrator-level access to the victim's network."
  Read the rest of the story in "Dozens of Defense Contractors, Agencies Hacked", Forbes.com, February 17, 2010.

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