By Shaun Waterman
UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
October 27, 2008
The U.S. Army has set up a task force to counter the theft of sensitive
data by hackers breaking into the computer networks of military
The Defense Industrial Base Cyber-Security Task Force was quietly
established earlier this year, in the face of what an Army document says
are continuing large-scale thefts of "controlled unclassified
information" from contractor systems.
"Exfiltrations of unclassified data from [military contractor computer]
systems have occurred and continue to occur, potentially undermining and
even neutralizing the technological advantage and combat effectiveness
of the future force," the document says.
At stake is sensitive data "used in the development of war-fighting
systems during the acquisition life-cycle." In military lingo, that
means information about weapons programs being developed and produced by
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