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Few war-induced attacks, feds say

With the war in Iraq commencing last week, federal agencies were poised for possible cyberattacks on critical information systems from tech-savvy political activists and possibly from hostile countries, but few materialized or made it through agencies’ cyberdefenses, federal information technology managers said. The launch of the U.S.-led war prompted “hacktivists” — hackers who attack government computer systems to send a political message — to deface Web sites worldwide with anti-war slogans. Some reports said that a Navy site and an Agriculture Department site were defaced, and a hacker gained control of an unidentified military Web server by exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Corp.’s Windows 2000 operating system. Full Story

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