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NCS 8/22/11

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National Cyber Security

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The FBI says the U.S. is a target for cybercrime and they believe the attacks are coming from Russia.  There have been several distributed denial of service attacks against American websites costing more than $600,000. 

Hackers don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.  This time the target was Omaha’s Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority or MECA.  Police say computer hackers broke into their payroll systems and got away with more than $200,000.  The problems apparently started when an employee opened an email attachment infected with a virus that steals passwords.

Divorce can always get a bit nasty but one wife faces some serious time behind bars for allegedly stealing her husband’s Social Security number.  According to law officers, Rachel Jones used the number to fraudulently get a credit card.  

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