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Hackers target government holes

Global threats such as the Blaster and SQL Slammer worms batter government network defenses as much as those in the commercial arena, but attacks that actually penetrate the network are focused on perceived weaknesses in Web-based applications, according to a Symantec Corp. report. Based on an analysis of data produced in the last six months of 2003, Symantec officials believe the problem could be due to a greater use of file-sharing applications within government, as opposed to industry. Globally, there is a bigger mixture of different kinds of attacks, according to Oliver Friedrichs, a senior manager at Symantec. In the last half of 2003, eight of the top 10 attacks on government were related to Web servers or Web-based applications. Full Story

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