[ISN] GIs' Medical Records Altered

From: mea culpa (jerichoat_private)
Date: Sat Sep 26 1998 - 03:13:15 PDT

GIs' Medical Records Cracked
Wired News Report 
2:40 p.m. 25.Sep.98.PDT

The US Department of Defense reported this week that crackers penetrated
military Web sites last year and altered soldiers' medical files.

According to a report in Federal Computer Week, the crackers changed blood
types in the soldiers' records, information that is critical in performing
transfusions during battle. Art Money, a senior Defense Department
official, said that the DoD experiences "a cyberattack 60 times a week."

As a result, Money told a meeting of the Armed Forces Communications and
Electronics Association, the Defense Department has developed a more
restrictive security policy on the type of information posted on
unclassified Web sites connected to the Internet.

A former member of Milw0rm -- a cracking group that broke into an Indian
research lab's Web site this year - said security holes in military
computer systems makes cracking relatively easy. In a recent interview in
Internet Relay Chat, the hacker, who goes by the name t3k-9, rattled off a
list of vulnerable US government Web sites, adding, "They don't pay enough
for computer people -- you get $50,000 for a $150,000 job." 

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