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NCS 8/5/11

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National Cyber Security

National Cyber Security


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It appears that hackers proved the makers of Google’s Chrome OS wrong.  Security was one of the biggest selling points, saying it had better built in security than other operating systems.  However, hackers were able to get into the system. 

It’s a war of words for cyber security companies and it appears that the winner depends on whom you believe.  On Tuesday, antivirus vendor McAfee described a five year hacker operation that infiltrated more than 70 U.S. and foreign government agencies, defense contractors and international organizations to plant malware that in some cases hid on networks for years.

A California man turned himself in and faces some serious charges after using Facebook to target his victims.   Last month, a San Jose, California, grand jury indicted Sanford Wallace on three counts of intentional damage to a protected computer and two counts of criminal contempt, according to the US Attorney's Office in the Northern District of California. Wallace allegedly compromised approximately 500,000 Facebook accounts during three separate attacks on the social-networking company between November 2008 and March 2009.

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