Pentagon Acknowledges 2008 Cyberattack

Thursday, August 26, 2010

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In an article in Foreign Affairs, Deputy Secretary William J. Lynn III has acknowledged for the first time that there had a been major electronic attack on Defense Department computers in 2008. As the U.S. government organizations use new digital frontiers to both store and gather intelligence, a new frontier in stealing that intelligence opens up as well. How does the U.S. government protect it's information in the cyber age?

Computer security researcher Dan Kaminsky explains what we know about the attack, which was first reported in 2008, and how it has shaped cybersecurity policy.


Dan Kaminsky

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Blakeney Schick

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