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August 31, 2010

Secret US military computers ‘cyber attacked’ in 2008

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by the BBC

A 2008 cyber attack launched from an infected flash drive in the Middle East penetrated secret US military computers, a Pentagon official says. The attack by a foreign spy service was the “most significant breach” ever of US military networks, Deputy Defence Secretary William Lynn said. Writing in Foreign Affairs magazine, Mr Lynn described it as a “digital beachhead” to steal military secrets. He urged the US to speed up its cyber defence system procurement procedure.

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