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US Grapples With Hack Attack

Hacker attacks have spiked in response to the United States military action against Iraq, disrupting many websites operated by businesses, government and the military, a US government report said. “The start of the military campaign against Iraq triggered a wave of digital attacks,” said a report by state department analysts distributed to multinational companies. “These digital attacks are causing business disruptions through online vandalism of commerce portals and computers belonging to businesses. Government and military systems are also being targeted, but in smaller numbers.” The report alluded to pro and anti-US hackers, saying that this was not an organised effort “but rather independent hackers who want to get their message across”. “Sources that watch the hacker community closely report that about 2,500 defacements have occurred a day since Friday,” the report said. Full Story

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