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NCS 11/14/11

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National Cyber Security

National Cyber Security


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It appears that hackers have gone from targeting others to becoming targets themselves.  The major drug cartel Los Zetas is reportedly sending strong messages to both bloggers and hackers.  Last week the group took responsibility for gruesomely decapitating a Mexican blogger and dumping his body in public.

Recent reports of the computers used to pilot General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' Predator drones being infected with a computer virus -- one that so far has proven impossible to remove -- are a perfect example of why cyber security is becoming an increasingly hot topic in defense.

If you do the crime, you should do the time according to the top cop in England.  The head of the Scotland Yard’s e-crime unit believes cybercrimes should get tough sentences.  Det. Supt Charlie McMurdie criticized judges for going too easy on e-banking fraudsters while throwing the book at the old-school cohorts in crime.

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