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According to reports, the [URL="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8578704/CIA-website-hacked-by-Lulz-Security.html"]LulzSec hacking group has claimed responsibility[/URL] for a denial of service hack attack on the cia.gov website resulting in it being inaccessible for a while late yesterday. [attach]21307[/attach] LulzSec appears to have taken up the baton of high profile hacking from the Anonymous group in recent weeks, with attacks being reported to have hit the Senate, News Corp, Sony and even the UK National Health Service. Yet all these hacks have one thing in common: they all seem to be aimed at getting media exposure as much as anything else. It could also be argued that …

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I spent the day yesterday at [URL="http://www.enterprise2conf.com/"]Enterprise 2.0[/URL] in Boston, all in all a fascinating day and great conference, but what caught my attention was a presentation by two representatives of the CIA, and I’m not talking about the Culinary Institute of America, but *the* CIA, as in the preeminent intelligence gathering organization in the U.S. It seems that the CIA has found that the wiki is a very efficient way to analyze large amounts of information and has dubbed their offering: [URL="https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/intellipedia-marks-second-anniversary.html"]Intellipedia[/URL]. Fancy that. According to speakers Don Burke, who has the very cool title of Intellipedia Doyen (which …

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A CIA analyst speaking at the SANS 2008 SCADA and Process Control Summit in New Orleans has admitted that hackers have not only been able to penetrate the power grids of several countries, but also successfully cut power to several cities, all from the relative safety of the Internet. Central Intelligence Agency analyst Tom Donahue was quick to point out that all the attacks were external to the United States, but not so quick to provide specifics of the incidents. According to reports Donahue claimed the objective was simple criminal extortion rather than being driven by a terrorist agenda. Conference …

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