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SCI/TECH: U.S. Military's Elite Hacker Crew

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posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 06:37 PM
The U.S. Military has evidently decided to go on the offensive when it comes to cyberwarfare, and form an "Elite Hacker Crew" of the best that the U.S. Government has to offer in Network Security and Intrusion.
The U.S. military has assembled the world's most formidable hacker posse: a super-secret, multimillion-dollar weapons program that may be ready to launch bloodless cyberwar against enemy networks -- from electric grids to telephone nets.

The group's existence was revealed during a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing last month. Military leaders from U.S. Strategic Command, or Stratcom, disclosed the existence of a unit called the Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare, or JFCCNW.

In simple terms and sans any military jargon, the unit could best be described as the world's most formidable hacker posse. Ever.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

In my opinion, this has got to be one of the coolest and most forward thinking thing that the U.S. Military has done in a long time.

Evidently, this unit is going to have the ability to destroy networks and penetrate computers to steal data, and "infect" enemy computers to take down Command-and-Control systems to prevent communications and direct their forces.

Has anybody seen Kevin Mitnick in a while??

posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 07:20 PM
I wonder how many 'kids' got an early out from prison to work for the Feds?

Are they going to stop the northern Chinese city that pings the globe?

posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 02:38 AM
See, this is the thing i never understood. WHY are these networks connected to the internet? Who thought it was a good idea to hook a computer that controls power up to the internet? These should be completely internal networks, not connected to the internet in any form. Instead of spending that money on federally sponsored black hats, they should spend the money on removing crucial networks from the internet.

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