Russia follows China’s footsteps in attacking US military networks


Following the Chinese way of attacking US military networks, Russia seems to be into it in full form. Recently, Senior military officers have briefed to their President Bush about the severe and widespread electronic attacks on Defense Department computers that may have originated in Russia.

The attack, whose extent of damage is not known , has struck hard at networks within U.S. Central Command, the headquarters that oversees U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, and affected computers in combat zones. The attack also penetrated at least one highly protected classified network.

US Military Electronics experts are not sure whether this is the attempt of an individual hacker or the Russian Governments involvement  . Many details are not revealed by them .Among the attacks attempted on the US Military networks so far, this one was significant and gained their immediate attention.

Meanwhile , Hundreds of Lithuanian government and corporate Web sites were hacked and plastered with Soviet-era symbols and other digital graffiti this week in what appears to be a coordinated cyber attack launched by Russian hacker groups.

more on this here and here

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