[ISN] Army defense task force targeting hackers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 03:07:02 -0600 (CST)

By Shaun Waterman 
October 27, 2008 

The U.S. Army has set up a task force to counter the theft of sensitive 
data by hackers breaking into the computer networks of military 

The Defense Industrial Base Cyber-Security Task Force was quietly 
established earlier this year, in the face of what an Army document says 
are continuing large-scale thefts of "controlled unclassified 
information" from contractor systems.

"Exfiltrations of unclassified data from [military contractor computer] 
systems have occurred and continue to occur, potentially undermining and 
even neutralizing the technological advantage and combat effectiveness 
of the future force," the document says.

At stake is sensitive data "used in the development of war-fighting 
systems during the acquisition life-cycle." In military lingo, that 
means information about weapons programs being developed and produced by 
private-sector contractors.


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