Hacker breaks into Pentagon email system

by admin June 22, 2007 at 12:11 pm

DoD shuts down 1,500 computers

The Pentagon took as many as 1,500 computers offline yesterday to stamp out a security breach in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told reporters in a news briefing today that a hacker had penetrated an unclassified OSD email system, prompting the shutdown. The system reportedly does not contain information related to military operations.

Full story: theregister.co.uk