Thursday, October 12, 2006

U.S. Congressional Budget Office Mailing List Hacked

Linda Rosencrance writes on ComputerWorld:

Hackers have breached the mailing list of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), according to the agency.

"There was limited breach of our list server that has since been patched and closed," said Melissa Merson, a CBO spokeswoman. "When people access a federal government computer, that's considered a possible criminal violation. So we've referred the matter to the appropriate law enforcement authorities, and it's under investigation."

Merson said the hackers sent out a message purporting to be a CBO e-mail, but she declined to offer any details because the matter had been referred to law enforcement officials for investigation.

More here.


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