Thursday, April 19, 2007

No data stolen in 2006 computer intrusions, says Commerce Dept.

Hackers managed to get into 33 agency computers
Unknown intruders last year managed to infect 33 computers belonging to a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) with data-stealing Trojans and other malware.

But the compromises were quickly detected and no information is believed to have been stolen, according to testimony presented today at a congressional subcommittee hearing on the extent to which federal networks and critical infrastructure have been compromised by foreign hackers. The hearing is being held by a subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and is being chaired by Rep. James Langevin (D-R.I.).

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