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Hackers hijack Transportation's computers

Since April 2, unknown hackers have used the state Transportation Cabinet’s computer system to distribute pirated movies, music CDs, TV shows and video games, state Auditor Ed Hatchett said yesterday. The hackers, who are thought to be French because they used that language on various materials, posted two movies that opened last Friday — Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life and Spy Kids 3D: Game Over — within 24 hours of their release in theaters, Hatchett said. He also said his office conducted a random test of 30 of the thousands of computers used by the cabinet’s employees — and found 6,000 hits on pornographic Web sites in just four days’ time this year. Although opening pornographic Web sites is not necessarily illegal, public employees who were using work time and equipment to visit the sites would be subject to disciplinary action, or perhaps charges of theft of services. Full Story

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