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Ghost hackers are this century's spies; AP
« on: April 17, 2009, 09:47:05 AM »
Ghost hackers are this century's spies

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/World/2009/04/13/pf-9096866.html

By PAUL HAVEN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ghost hackers infiltrating computers of Tibetan exiles and the U.S. electric grid have pulled the curtain back on 21st-century espionage as nefarious as anything from the Cold War -- and far more difficult to stop.

Nowadays, a hacker with a high-speed Internet connection, knowledge of computer security and some luck can pilfer information thought to be safely ensconced in a digital locker. And the threat is growing, with countries -- including the U.S. -- pointing fingers at each other even as they ramp up their own cyber espionage.



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