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NCS 9/20/11

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National Cyber Security

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A New Zealand teen is behind bars, charged with threatening the government on YouTube.  The threats were reportedly made in a video on YouTube.  It included claims that explosives had been hidden in New Zealand government buildings.

Law officers say a poker site took a gamble and lost when it tried to steal hundreds of millions of dollars.  Tuesday, federal prosecutors said the operators of the online site Full Tilt Poker ran a Ponzi scheme through the site.  The operators allegedly took more than $440 million in gambler winnings to give to board members and owners.

A well known presidential advisor offers his take on the nation’s cyber defense.  Richard Clarke says the country lags in the capabilities of those attacking us online.  He believes the country is leaving critical infrastructure and data vulnerable to more sophisticated attacks.