Friday, October 26, 2007

US Congress Investigates DHS Cyberattacks

The U.S. Congress continues to investigate cyberattacks against DHS and other government systems in which information was transfered to websites in China. As with most government related incidents, there is insufficient unclassified information to properly analyze the attack or its impact.

Much of the Congressional hearings is focused on Unisys Corp. as DHS outsourced much of its security management to Unisys.

"The results of our [committee] investigation suggest that the department is the victim not only of cyber attacks initiated by foreign entities, but of incompetent and possibly illegal activity by the contractor charged with maintaining security on its networks," Democratic Reps. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi and James Langevin of Rhode Island said in a written statement."
Investigators: Homeland Security computers hacked

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