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More Hacking. When Will it Stop?

The simple answer?  Hacking won’t stop. To paraphrase Willie Sutton, bank robber, “That’s where the money is.”

PBS, Sony, Lockheed, Amazon, IMF, US Senate, etc., all announced in 2011 that their systems were hacked. Security specialists are now calling 2011 the year of the hacker. Weak SecureID tokens, malware, password attacks, etc., have all been used. Foreign governments, terrorists, drug cartels and a “hacking collective” called Lulz Security have been accused. Recently, the DOD announced that cyber attacks can now be regarded as a military attack with the recourse being military ordnance. Read More→