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U.S. Heightens Cybersecurity Monitoring

The Department of Homeland Security is boosting efforts to monitor the Internet for cyberterrorist and hacking incidents as the nation readies for war against Iraq. The announcement was tied to the department’s decision last night to raise the national terrorist threat level to “code orange,” indicating a high risk of terrorist attack. The level was raised after President Bush set a 48-hour deadline for Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to leave his country or face a U.S.-led invasion. “We will continue to monitor the Internet for signs of a potential terrorist attack and state-sponsored information warfare,” Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said in a press conference Tuesday morning to announce Operation Liberty Shield, a broad effort to heighten security throughout the country. Full Story

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