IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Five Hacks That Will Challenge Obama's Cyber-security Plans

By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2009-05-29 Print this article Print
Five Hacks That Will Challenge Obamas Cyber-security Plans

Five Hacks That Will Challenge Obamas Cyber-security Plans

by Brian Prince
President Barack Obama has made cyber-security a priority since he took office in January. A month into his presidency, Obama appointed Melissa Hathaway to lead a review of the United States' cyber-security posture as acting senior director for cyberspace for the National Security and Homeland Security councils. On May 29, the administration released the report. But the report comes after news of several hacking incidents targeting both the government and the nation's infrastructure made their way into the public eye during the past few months. What are some of the major stories about hacks targeting U.S. government agencies and infrastructure in the past few years? eWEEK provides a short list of some of the better-known examples of hackers penetrating America's defenses in recent history.

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