BY Alison Gendar and Bill Hutchinson
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
April 22nd 2009
A network of mystery hackers, most based in China, have been making
70,000 attempts a day to break into the NYPD's computer system, the
city's top cop revealed Wednesday.
Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the perpetrators have yet to succeed,
but their relentless activities have prompted the force to raise its
guard against high-tech crime.
"It's a threat that we must continue to pay close attention to every
day," Kelly said in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations.
Kelly said the threat is similar to a shocking cyber espionage plot
recently uncovered at the Pentagon.
China-based hackers successfully cracked the Pentagon's computers and
gleaned design features of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet program
being developed by Lockheed Martin, the Wall Street Journal reported
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