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Federal Web sites attacked

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Minuteman, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Minuteman

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    Federal Web sites knocked out by cyber attack
    </DIR></DIR>By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press Writer Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press Writer – 49 mins ago

    WASHINGTON – A widespread and unusually resilient computer attack that began July 4 knocked out the Web sites of several government agencies, including some that are responsible for fighting cyber crime, The Associated Press has learned.

    The Treasury Department, Secret Service, Federal Trade Commission and Transportation Department Web sites were all down at varying points over the holiday weekend and into this week, according to officials inside and outside the government. Some of the sites were still experiencing problems Tuesday evening. Cyber attacks on South Korea government and private sites also may be linked, officials there said.
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