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Pentagon's network attacked, Ohio loses data

Yesterday, the Pentagon pulled as many as 1,500 computers offline due to a particularly severe network attack, according to the Associated Press. While the Defense Department works to get the computers back online, personnel can continue to work using back-up systems and their BlackBerries.

Also, this week Ohio had let loose identifying information of 225,000 taxpayers and 60,000 state employees, due to a "back-up" device being stolen from a government intern's car, according to Information Week.

Posted by Joab Jackson on Jun 22, 2007 at 9:39 AM


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Mon, Jun 25, 2007 William Mahar NH

It very apparent that these "hackers" are not the neophytes peaple think they are. I believe that foreign Governments are behind a number of the "hacking incidents". Governments like N.Korea, China especially, along with Russia are still our sworn enemies or "competitors" as they like to refer to themselves. Ther aim is to infiltrate economically, militarily and culturally all facets of our lives. America should wake up to the fact that we are not dealing with a few "computer geeks", rather Governments whose purpose is to destroy America by any means. We catch a few "hackers" but how many do we miss?

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