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Ely cyber-terrorism not attributed to Islamic Web site

The day after the war with Iraq began, computers at a 40-bed hospital in Ely came under electronic attack from hackers who were initially traced to Al Jeezera, the Arab news network famous for broadcasting messages from terrorist chief Osama Bin Laden. Rumors churned among the 4,000 or so residents of this desert town, known as the most remote city in the lower 48 states. Some citizens heard al Qaida cyber-terrorists had crippled the hospital’s computers. Two residents, via e-mail, asked the local newspaper if Iraqi hackers had erased patient records. The rumors were false, but the truth is almost as strange. Full Story

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