No data stolen in 2006 computer intrusions, says Commerce Dept.

Friday, 20 April 2007, 12:00 AM EST

Unknown intruders last year managed to infect 33 computers belonging to a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) with data-stealing Trojans and other malware.

But the compromises were quickly detected and no information is believed to have been stolen, according to testimony presented today at a congressional subcommittee hearing on the extent to which federal networks and critical infrastructure have been compromised by foreign hackers. The hearing is being held by a subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and is being chaired by Rep. James Langevin (D-R.I.).

At Computerworld.

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