[ISN] Anti-U.S. Hackers Infiltrate Army Servers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 04:30:54 -0500 (CDT)

By Paul McDougall
May 28, 2009 

A known computer hacking clan with anti-American leanings has 
successfully broken into at least two sensitive Web servers maintained 
by the U.S. Army, InformationWeek has learned exclusively.

Department of Defense and other investigators are currently probing the 
breaches, which have not been publicly disclosed.

The hackers, who collectively go by the name "m0sted" and are based in 
Turkey, penetrated servers at the Army's McAlester Ammunition Plant in 
McAlester, Okla., and at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Transatlantic 
Center in Winchester, Va.

The breach at the McAlester munitions plant occurred on Jan. 26, 
according to records of the investigation obtained by InformationWeek. 
On that date, Web users attempting to access the plant's site were 
redirected to a Web page that featured a protest against climate change.


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