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Analysts: Beware anti-war cyber attacks

State Department analysts are warning U.S. businesses to be on the lookout for attacks on their mainframes related to opposition to the new U.S.-led war against the Iraqi regime. “The start of the military campaign against Iraq triggered a wave of digital attacks,” a warning Monday from the State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council said. OSAC, created in 1985, is a branch of U.S. Diplomatic Security that shares terror and cyber warnings with U.S. businesses that operate abroad. The Web site warning continues: “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.” OSAC’s warning says a coordinated cyber attack began on March 17 after President George W. Bush gave Saddam Hussein and his sons 48 hours to leave Iraq. The attacks have been generated by hackers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, France and Eastern Europe, as well as Brazil and Mexico, the site says. Full Story

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