Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Hackers Steal Government, Corporate Data from PCs

Via Reuters.

Hackers stole information from the U.S. Department of Transportation and several U.S. corporations by seducing employees with fake job-listings on ads and e-mail, a computer security firm said on Monday.

The list of victims included several companies known for providing security services to government agencies.

They include consulting firm Booz Allen, computer services company Unisys Corp., defense contractor L-3 communications, computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. and satellite network provider Hughes Network Systems, a unit of Hughes Communications Inc., said Mel Morris, chief executive of British Internet security provider Prevx Ltd.

Hewlett-Packard declined comment, while officials with other companies couldn't be reached for comment. A Department of Transportation spokeswoman said the agency couldn't find any indication of a security breach.

More here.


At Sat Jul 21, 12:43:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Ned Hughes said...

This is quite scary. There's really no end to what hackers can do if they're determined enough.


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