Cyber-Attack on Defense Department Computers Raises Concerns

    Date28 Nov 2008
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Reporting from Washington -- Senior military leaders took the exceptional step of briefing President Bush this week on a severe and widespread electronic attack on Defense Department computers that may have originated in Russia -- an incursion that posed unusual concern among commanders and raised potential implications for national security. Linux Security and/or World Security? What should be focused? What are your thoughts on this cyber attack after the recent Mumbai attack. This article talks about the cyber security breach on military networks and discuss the software agent.bz for the consequences. Read on for more information.
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