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WASHINGTON - America's air traffic control systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks, and support systems have been breached in recent months to allow hackers access to personnel records and network servers, a new report says.
The audit done by the Department of Transportation's inspector general concluded that although most of the attacks disrupted only support systems, they could spread to the operational systems that control communications, surveillance, and flight information used to separate aircraft.
The report noted several recent cyber attacks, including a February incident, in which hackers gained access to personal information on about 48,000 current and former FAA employees, and an attack in 2008 when hackers took control of some FAA network servers.
SAN FRANCISCO - HACKERS appear to be beefing up armies of 'zombie' computers to recover from a major hit scored in the battle against spam email, according to software security firm McAfee.
A McAfee report said that during the first three months of this year, nearly 12 million new computers were added to the ranks of machines infected with 'malware' that lets cybercriminals use them to spew spam.
Originally posted by reugen
So, doesnt Virginia DHP Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) keep a current backup of their data? Hmm, many companies even spread their backups geographically in case of a catastrophe. IT in healthcare is a mess though, in any country.
[edit on 2009/5/7 by reugen]