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#159721 - 22nd Jun 2007 2:47pm The Pentagon Is Hacked!
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A hacker has managed to penetrate one of the Pentagon's e-mail systems, leading officials to take up to 1,500 accounts offline.

The e-mail system did not contain classified information relating to military operations, a spokesman said.

The Pentagon says it rebuffs hundreds of attempted attacks on its computer systems each day.

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said that a "variety of precautionary measures" were being taken.

"Elements of the... unclassified email system were taken offline yesterday afternoon due to a detected penetration," Mr Gates said.

It just goes to show that no matter what level of security measures you have in place and how much you spend on them, nothing can ever protect you on the internet.

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#159728 - 22nd Jun 2007 3:09pm Re: The Pentagon Is Hacked! [Re: MattLFC]
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they need to upgrade there version of norton raftl just goes to show no one safe mate
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#159733 - 22nd Jun 2007 4:45pm Re: The Pentagon Is Hacked! [Re: fordsteve]
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#159753 - 22nd Jun 2007 5:30pm Re: The Pentagon Is Hacked! [Re: Mark]
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#159755 - 22nd Jun 2007 5:31pm Re: The Pentagon Is Hacked! [Re: jonah]
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Lol thats wherein the problem lies haha, they connected to the internet and bang!

If they had stayed with their BBC's and their intranet's and bulletin board services they would have been fine lol.

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