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Revenge of the Laid-Off Techies

By Alex Salkever, Yahoo.com, 6/27/2001

These are busy times at the FBI's San Francisco office, home of the most
active computer-crimes unit in the country. Thanks to the availability
of automated tools that can wreak havoc on the Web, investigators there
are seeing increasing reports of malicious hacking. The FBI is also
seeing rampant insider hacking, which accounts for 60% to 80% of
corporate computer crimes, according to consultants such as Gartner


June 27, 2001  

Net Espionage Rekindles Tensions
As U.S. Tries to Identify Hackers


WASHINGTON -- Fears of Cold War tensions are finding new life in cyberspace,
as the threat of Internet espionage shifts the nuclear-age doctrine of
"mutually assured destruction" to that of mutually assured disruption.

In one long-running operation, the subject of a U.S. spy investigation
dubbed "Storm Cloud," hackers traced back to Russia were found to have been
quietly downloading millions of pages of sensitive data, including one
colonel's entire e-mail inbox. During three years, most recently in April,
government computer operators have watched -- often helplessly -- as reams
of electronic documents flowed from Defense Department computers, among
The heist is "equivalent to a stack of printed copier paper three times the
height of the Washington Monument," says Air Force Maj. Gen. Bruce Wright of
the Air Intelligence Agency.


Interesting piece on the Web...



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