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Vigilance keeps Iraq war cyber attacks to minimum

Anticipated threats of wide-scale attacks on the Internet during the Iraq war failed to materialise, the US government’s cyber security chief revealed today. White House Security Advisor Howard Schmidt said that increased vigilance by both businesses and government in the run-up to the war had kept cyber attacks to the minimum. With the exception of limited denial-of-service attacks, which were easily dealt with, there were no major cyber security incidents, said Schmidt, speaking at the RSA conference in San Francisco. “One of the biggest issues we were concerned about was whether there would be adequate defences against hactivist activity. There was a clear recognition that we would be watching for this, and people were much more diligent than they have been in the past,” he said. Full Story

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