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Cyber-thief nets 65,000 county Web addresses

Probe begins; no data compromised as sites were to be used internally. All it took was a phone call for an Internet hijacker to steal 65,000 Web site addresses belonging to Los Angeles County. The addresses were then sold and used to send pornographic material and junk e-mail, and to try to hack into other computers. It was a man from England who works for a security company that discovered the crime but not until this hijacker tried to hack into his company’s firewall, county officials said. No harm was done to the county during the scam, but an investigation is under way to find the cyber-thief. Full Story

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