Chinese Hackers Hit Commerce Department

October 8, 2006 at 6:54 am Leave a comment

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), a branch of the Commerce Department, has sustained several successful attacks. Chinese hackers were able to gain access to its computers and install rootkits and other malware.”

From the Information Week article:

“This is the second major attack originating in China that’s been acknowledged by the federal government since July. Then, the State Department said that Chinese attackers had broken into its systems overseas and in Washington. And last year, Britain’s National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Center (NISCC) claimed that Chinese hackers had attacked more than 300 government agencies and private companies in the U.K.”

I’m getting more and more concerned that the US Government does nothing to ensure the security of our records. I don’t know why they don’t move forward on making our federal computer systems failsafe.

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Entry filed under: Attacks/Exploits/Threats, Computer crime, Rootkits, Security adminstration/management.

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