Hacker groups declare war on US.gov

Monday, 30 September 2002, 11:53 AM EST

A record number of malicious hacking attempts were made this month, and anti-American groups are responsible.

So says Mi2g, the London-based security consultancy, which notes that US government on-line computers belonging to the House of Representatives, Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, National Park Service, NASA and the US Geological Survey were attacked in September.

According to Mi2g, malicious hacker groups such as S4t4n1c_S0uls, USG, WFD, EgyptianHackers, Arab VieruZ, MHA, The Bugz and FBH, as responsible for many anti-Israeli and anti-Indian attacks, as well as the US targets.

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